Regional Headquarters of State Fire Service in Olsztyn (Poland, Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodeship)
Regional Headquarters of State Fire Service in Białystok (Poland, Podlaskie voivodeship)
GBU KO Detachment of the State Fire Service and Provision of Civil Defense Measures (Russia, Kaliningrad Oblast)
Total value of the project
1 731 541.50 €
Co-financing for the project
1 558 387.35 €
The main objective of the project is to strengthen cooperation and reinforce the capacity of fire brigades operating on both sides of the Polish-Russian border in order to provide a more effective response to threats resulting from forest fires and emergency situations. The project responds to the challenges of climate change which increase the risk of forest fires. Hence it addresses the need for a faster and more coordinated response to fires to preserve biodiversity and protect lives.
Thanks to the project, the fire departments in Olsztyn, Białystok and Kaliningrad will be equipped with 15 modern specialised vehicles, including light fire and rescue vehicles and medium and heavy fire-fighting trucks. Purchase of vehicles and equipment will be completed with trainings and cross-border exercises of the partners. The project activities will improve the firefighters’ qualifications and their joint ability to react in the state of emergency.
The project will boost cooperation between the partners to create a network in the field of cross-border security and a crisis management system to minimalize negative consequences of climate change for the environment.