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Training course for civil protection volunteers in nature park Žumberak-Samoborsko gorje

On the 24th of May there has been held a training course for civil protection volunteers in nature park Žumberak-Samoborsko gorje, well known for its rich biodiveristy and considered as one of the top leisure destination in Zagreb County. This area consists of submediterranean forest communities, in which there is a very high forest fire’ risk.

The training course has been organized by Croatian Forest Research Institute (FB1) within WP8 “Target Groups Education and Awareness”. The attendees had the opportunity to learn about behavior to be adopted in fire fighting in protected areas and to see demonstrative actions of fire outbreak readiness carried out by Firefighting community of Zagreb County and Voluntary Firefighting Association Jastrebarsko. Moreover, they've been informed about HOLISTIC project results and activities, about fire risks and burnt area restoration.

The training course has been attended by 46 participants – mostly members of local Voluntary firefighting associations, members of Mountain Rescue Service, hikers, hunters and other nature park stakeholders.