In the framework of the 18th Civil protection Volunteer Day, held in Udine on Saturday 3rd of December 2016, were presented activities and results of Holistic project to public and authorities.
This year at this beautiful and heartfelt day, dedicated to the 9,759 volunteers of the municipal groups of the 216 municipalities and 76 associations of Friuli Venezia Giulia, attended the President and Vice-President of the Region, the regional delegate Councillor for Civil Defence the government commissioner in FVG and prefect of Trieste and the head of the National Department of Civil Protection.
In Cetinje, on the 29th – 30th of November 2016, there took place the final conference of the Adriatic IPA project "HOLISTIC", which refers to the model of integral protection from the risks connected to forest fires and earthquakes.
During the final conference the final beneficiary holistic partner, the Old Royal Capital of Cetinje, presented the overall activities carried out and results achieved during the Holistic project implementation.
The Municipality of Ajdovščina produced an inspiring video promoting firefighters and firefighting services.
Firefighters are an essential part in the protection and rescue system: with modern and advanced equipment their work is much more effective and safer.
Do not ever forget how important their work is!
Slovenian Association for Quality and Excellence together with the Slovenian Ministry of Public Administration organized a conference titled Quality and Excellence in the Digital Society. This was the 25th conference of quality and took place on 10 and 11 November 2016 in Portorož, Slovenia. Amongst others, the conference hosted presentations of innovative solutions and best practices from Slovenian municipalities, including the Municipality of Ajdovščina.
Dubrovnik and Neretva Region project partner organized public demonstration of the wildfire video monitoring and surveillance system in its territory. Besides members of voluntary and professional fire fighting brigades other emergency services attended the demonstration as well.
Two drones procured from the project HOLISTIC were presented as well. One will be used by the Dubrovnik and Neretva Region Fire fighting Association, mainly during fire interventions, and the other one by Croatian Mountain Rescue Service for the search for missing persons.
On 27 November 2016 the Ajdovščina Firefighting Brigade organized a car accident rescue exercise involving all key forces for protection and rescue – firefighters, paramedics and policemen. The exercise was part of a formal handover of a new firefighting vehicle which was granted by the Municipality of Ajdovščina and the Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief.
Within the project Holistic (Adriatic Holistic Forest Fire Protection) and with the cooperation of Public Institution of Kamenjak, Croatian Forest Research Institute has installed an automatic panel for wildfire risk visualization on the entrance of significant landscape Lower Kamenjak.
The main purpose of the automatic panels for wildfire risk visualization is to inform the public and raise awareness about the current risk of wildfires for the given area.
In the end of september, European Point of Teramo Consortium, in collaboration with the Civil Protection C.I.V.E.S. corps, section of Teramo, organised a course for Civil protection volunteers in the fire risks prevention.
The course, divided in 5 lessons, has been attneded by 45 volunteers and has been focused on specific matters such as: operative and legislative intervention framework; emergency plans;psichology of emergency on the announced catastrophes, health and safety of the volunteers, radio communication systems, topography and orientation, common behaviour in emergency situation.