The third video conference organized within the project “Firefighters and emergency management Recas-Zagubica” had the objective to contribute to reviewing all possible aspects of negative influences to environment in cross border communities of Recas and Zagubica, as well as to offer solutions for local communities in order to enable them to act more efficiently in the sector of fire protection and other emergency situations. Via video-link, representatives of local self-governments Recas and Zagubica and experts from Romania and Serbia have analyzed possible crisis and emergency situations, with special attention payed to possible occurance of earthquakes and other emergency situations in these areas
During the video-conference, special accent was placed on efficacy of preventing and eliminating potential risks of occurrence of forest fires at the territory of Branicevski District. Active participants of the video conference were Dr Goran Djordjevic, Chief of Emergency situation headquarters of Branicevski District and Mihailo Rakitic, expert for forest fires. Both have stressed the importance of prevention, greater responsibility and more efficient acting of all subjects involved in fire protection and other emergency situations, as well as need to inform and educate the citizens in these sectors with the aim of more efficient acting of all involved subjects. During the video conference, representatives of the Municipality Recas, expert for emergency situations Ioan Sasu and Project manager Rozalina Boldizsar have pointed out the problems of this local community in Romania, possible causes and occurrence of emergency situations, with accent on state and possibilities of occurrence of earthquakes and other unexpected emergency situations. During the video conference and based on available data of relevant authorities, basic seismologic characteristics of the territories of municipalities Zagubica and Recas, as well as neighboring communities in Romania and Serbia have been presented.
During the Video-conference, the next activities were agreed on, specifically related to other segments of the Study development, informing the citizens and students and preventive acting, so during the next months, new activities will be organized within this Cross-border cooperation Project.
Main objective of the Project “Firefighters and emergency management Recas-Zagubica” is to improve conditions for emergency situation response in cross-border communities, strengthen local stakeholders and contribute to more efficient action in fire protection cases, which will altogether significantly contribute to decrease of the damages caused by fires. Activities implemented through this project will identify current situation related to potential risks, define emergency situation response and action strategy, and enhance information and knowledge of citizens in the area of environment protection. Project also envisions procurement of firefighting vehicles and equipment which will contribute to more efficient and faster response in cases of fires, as well as establishment of volunteer firefighting team.
Project “Firefighters and emergency management Recas-Zagubica” is being implemented within the Cross-border cooperation Programme Romania-Serbia financed by the European union, through the Instrument of Pre-accession assistance (IPA II). Implementation of the Project has begun in June 2017 and will last until the November 2018. Total budget of the Project amounts 1.414.018 euro, of which European union is financing 1.201.915,30 euro, and Municipalities Recas and Zagubica are co-financing the project with 212.102.70 euro