As a part of the Project “Firefighters and emergency management Recas-Zagubica” and with objective to develop a Study of protection against fire and acting in emergency situations in Municipalities Recas and Zagubica, a Thematic workshop has been organized in Recas, Romania, during which representatives of these local communities with experts in the sector of fire and environment protection have analyzed current state in these areas.

Thematic workshop has been organized for the representatives of the local communities and was also attended by experts from Romania and Serbia, who analyzed the current state in the sector of fire protection and further activities which will contribute to development of the Study for these two municipalities.

During the thematic workshop, Representatives of Recas and experts Joan Sasu and Konstantin Kaivan spoke of the draft Study in the fire protection sector and acting in emergency situations.

Also, Dr Mihailo Rakitic has presented the draft of the Study developed for Municipality Zagubica and proposed an initiative for further acting of Municipality Zagubica with special accent on the process of risk management which should be based on the following:

  • Defining the context of risk management,
  • Identification of the risks,
  • Risks` analysis,
  • Evaluation of the risks,
  • Treatment of the risks,
  • Supervision (monitoring) of risks
  • Communication and consulting,
  • Documenting the risks.

During the workshop, the further activities related to finalization of the study have been also agreed on, and during the next months one more thematic workshop will be organized.

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.