The goal of the project Cross-border Fire Protection was to improve capacities of institutions and services dealing with protection and rescue and disaster risk reduction The project was financed by the European Union within Cross-border Cooperation Programme Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro and implemented by FORS Montenegro, Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro, the Ministry of Security of BiH and Institute for Protection of Fires and Explosions from BiH. The project covered the following municipalities in Montenegro: Niksic, Pluzine, Savnik, Zabljak and Pljevlja, while the activities in BiH were implemented in Mostar, Jablanica, Konjic, Ravno, Stolac, Cajnice, Gacko, Bileca, Foca and Trebinje.
Main project activities included procurement of valuable equipment for fight against fires worth around € 96,000 for Montenegrin side (overalls, recsue helmets, protective thermal gloves, firefighting backpacks, megaphones and fire fighting brooms), cross-border trainings and exercises for rescuers, trainings on disaster risk reduction for employees in the protection and rescue systems of Montenegro and BiH, cross-border, awareness raising campaign aiming at informing citizens about dangers caused by fires, creation of a joint database and a cross-border plan for protection from fires, etc.
The project was implemented from 18 December 2014 to 17 December 2016.
Within the project, the following publications were developed: