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PREF FIRE (ROBG-409)

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 3 (B3): Inspectorate for Emergency Situations Oltenia, Dolj

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

When is it happening?

Start date: 21.07.2020

End date: 20.07.2023

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Montana (Bulgaria)

Dolj (Romania)

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
  • Communication

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

Programme outputs: Population benefiting from forest fire protection measures: 50 912 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

The project is in its early stage of implementation.

The technical specifications for the promotional materials have been elaborated, which will be disseminated in the locations established within the project that have a high risk of fires and in which the sound warning system will be installed.

In relation with the progress of the investment objective within the activity - “Setting up Lom fire brigade Volunteers for prevention and fire fighting”, the contract for the elaboration of the technical project was signed on October 24, 2017. It is estimated that the contract will be signed in early January 2022.

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