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.
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.
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.
On 27 August 2016 the long-awaited second Wajdušna Obstacle Trail Run (WOTR) took place in Ajdovščina. With challenging obstacles for athletes and amusing hurdles for spectators WOTR gained great popularity and has expanded from a merely sports event also to a cultural and entertaining one in merely one year.
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.
On 22 June 2016 the Municipality of Ajdovščina (FB13) organized an educational seminar for instructors and lecturer of the Educational Centre for Rescue and Protection. The main focus of the seminar was the monitoring system together with the monitoring equipment and the UAV system. The participants were introduced with the Holistic project and the monitoring system in general, whereas external experts described the UAV system and the functionalities of the monitoring system in detail.
Between 27 and 29 May 2016 a renowned town festival with a long tradition was taking place in Ajdovščina – the Ajdovščina in May Festival. The Festival featured a series of varied activities, so anyone could find their interest – from music concerts in the evenings to educational, sports, cultural and culinary activities during the day.