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Preventing forest fire in Dolj and Lom, Montana cross border region


What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to improve joint risk management in the cross-border area by increasing the responsiveness of specific actors in the fight against forest fires in the cross-border area Dolj-Lom, Montana, thus strengthening institutional and technical management capacity in case of disaster and emergency response.

What’s the budget?

941,964.13 euro, from which 800,669.50 euro FEDR

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): Dolj County Council

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Lom Municipality


Beneficiary 4 (B4): "Mihai Bravul" Dolj County Inspectorate of Gendarmerie, Dolj

When is it happening?

Start date: 21.07.2020

End date: 29.12.2023

Duration: 41 months and 9 days

Where is it happening?

Montana (BG)

Dolj (RO)

How is it going to happen?

  • Increasing intervention capacity in fighting forest fire in the cross border area;
  • Experience exchange in forest fire joint risk management;
  • Establishing joint partnerships in the field of risk management situations generated by fire;
  • Raising awareness campaign;
  • Setting up Lom fire brigade Volunteers for prevention and fire fighting;

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: Population benefiting from forest fire protection measures: 46 700 persons; Number of joint partnerships in the field of joint early warning and emergency response: 4;

Programme results: The quality of joint risk management in the CBC area: 3;

Project status

Current Project Status:

The project is in 39 month of implementation out of 41 months and 9 days and the following progress were registered:

Within the activity T1 – “Increasing intervention capacity in fighting forest fire in the cross border area”, the following equipment were purchased:

1. 3 SUVs with pick-up, by B4 - "Mihai Bravul" Dolj County Inspectorate of Gendarmerie;

2. Special firefighting protection equipment, by B3 - Inspectorate for Emergency Situations OLTENIA, DOLJ COUNTY;

3. 4 Quadricycles with firefighting system and 4 trailers for their transportation by Beneficiary 3 - Inspectorate for Emergency Situations OLTENIA, DOLJ COUNTY.

LB remade the audibility studies for the warning system and of the electronic alarming sirens. The tender book was revised according to the new studies and the procurement for the alarming system and sirens was re-launched. Still, the procedure was cancelled given that some inconsistencies were found and was re-launched on 04.10.2023 SCN1132302/04.10.2023) and the deadline for submission of the offers is 19.10.2023.

B2 –Lom Municipality signed a works contract and started works on the building that will serve as the headquarters of the volunteers fire brigade. Currently the works are ongoing and are 70% realized. Also, B2 has conducted a campaign for selecting volunteers for the fire brigade and all the volunteers have been recruited.


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