The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction marked within the cross-border cooperation project “Tourism, Adrenaline and Rafting Adventure (T.A.R.A)”

The municipalities of Plužine (Montenegro) and Foča (BiH), with the support of the European Union, marked the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (October 13) by organizing the third coordination meeting for members of their rescue services (civil protection, police, health institutions, fire brigades). services and associations, protection and rescue services, GSS).

At the meeting, the rights and obligations of the rescue services for the quality implementation of protection and rescue measures during natural and man-made disasters in the municipalities of Plužine and Foča were presented. Representatives of rescue services were introduced to standard operating procedures when engaging in neighboring municipalities, providing international assistance, as well as instructions for search and rescue during fires, road accidents, and other disasters. The importance of drafting a plan for fire risk assessment of a building, recognizing situations that occur during fires in buildings, but also the adequate reaction of rescue service and the use of firefighting equipment and resources was emphasized. Participants also had the opportunity to watch a film about how to act in case of rescue during an earthquake and fire.

As part of the project, a Study on risks in the Nature Park Piva, Tara River Canyon and National Park Sutjeska was prepared, as well as standard operating procedures for dealing with emergencies to be used by representatives of rescue services from both municipalities. The study is available at the link: https://bit.ly/2H3CHok

The coordination meeting was held in the premises of the Cultural Center in Plužine, while the participants from Foča followed the meeting via a video link.

The project is implemented by the municipalities of Plužine (CG) and Foča (BiH) in cooperation with the Nature Park “Piva” and the Tourist Organization of the Municipality of Foča, and is funded by the European Union within the Cross-border Cooperation Program BiH-Montenegro. The goal of the project is the development and promotion of the cross-border area of ​​these two municipalities as unique tourist destination for active tourism.

The realization of the project began on December 1, 2019 and will last for two years, until the end of November 2021.

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