Joint preparedness activities for wildfires in Komarom-Komarno region
The wildfires are representing an emerging environmental risk . Due to the climate change the number of events and the level of their impact have increased. One of the main aims of the Actionplan of the Environmental Risks Priority Area (PA5) of the European Union Strategy or the Danube Region (EUSDR) focuses on strengthening the cooperation between disaster response organizations, which is the main objective of this project.
The volunteer fire brigades from Komárom-Esztergom County, Hungary and Komarno district, Slovakia have great cooperation. In the past years the two organizations have started to deepen their collaboration in the field of fire protection. Due to the close location of the fire brigades, cooperation is essential in preparing for the wildfires in their region. Therefore, the two organizations have strong relations which they intend to further elaborate through the ’Joint prepredness activities for wildfires in Komarom-Komarno region’ project.
The project main outcome is a large-scale field exercise with more than 150 volunteer firefighters from the region, which will provide with an opportunity for them to improve their knowledge and work jointly towards a common goal. They will have a chance to get to know each other’s capacities, tools and equipment which would lead to better interoperability. Therefore, when it comes to real emergencies, they will be better prepared to respond jointly.
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