Increasing the operational capacity for forest fires and improving prevention of disasters

Project code:CB005.1.11.005
Project call:CB005.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.1. Preventing and mitigating the consequences of natural and man-made disasters in the cross-border area
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:24
Project final contract amount:591955.11 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:21.03.2017
Project end date:20.03.2019
Project intervention field:087 Adaptation to climate change measures and prevention and management of climate related risks e.g. erosion, fires, flooding, storms and drought, including awareness raising, civil protection and disaster management systems and infrastructures
Project summary:

The project aims at increasing the capacity of specialized institutions for reaction in case of forest fires and for prevention against forest fires and other disasters in the cross-border area Bulgaria - Turkey. For the needs of the project, specialized equipment for forest fires will be delivered - three vehicles plus personal equipment for the Bulgarian partner and one vehicle for the Turkish partner. The project envisages establishing study rooms in the buildings of the partners for training of children for reaction in cases of forest fires and other disasters.

For this purpose there will be elaborated training materials and a Guide on fire safety and civil protection with common preventive methods. Training materials will be targeted at the young people in the cross-border region. Field exercises and demonstrations of the new equipment will be conducted with participation of children which have successfully passed the training.

As a result of the project the capacity of the responsible institutions from both countries for effective intervention and managing forest fires will be improved and the awareness of young people to the consequences of natural disasters will be raised. Suppied specialized equipment will limit the damages from fires and will contribute to nature protection in the cross-border region.



Leading partner
Directorate General Fire Safety and Civil Protection - Ministry of interior
Municipality of Edirne