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Kids from Niksic got the arranged playground in the very centre of the town, with high quality equipment and on an adequate base, which will hopefully provide them plenty of joyful and happy moments in the open.
The playground has been installed across the Shopping Mall "Niksicanka" and it includes seesaws, swings and a multifunctional play unit. Rubber tiles which cover the playground site meet hygienic and aesthetic criteria and contribute to improved safety during play. The playground project was supported within the campaign "Be responsible. It depends on you. Grey economy 0%", and it was submitted by the Municipality of Niksic and FORS Montenegro.
A cross-border training on extinguishing forest fires for 44 members of protection and rescue services and voluntary firefighting association from 5 municipalities from Montenegro and 10 municipalities from BiH was organised in Trebinje from 16 to 20 November.
The training and exercise were organized within the project "Cross-border Fire Protection" funded by the European Union through Cross-border Cooperation Programme BiH-Montenegro and implemented by FORS Montenegro, Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro, Ministry of Security of BiH and the Institute for Protection of Fires and Explosions from Sarajevo.
A five-day training for rescuers on open space firefighting started in Trebinje and it will be completed on Friday, 20 November by conducting a field exercise. Around 50 participants from 15 municipalities from Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina are taking part in the training which is a part of the project "Cross-border Fire Protection", implemented by FORS Montenegro, Directorate for Emeregency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro, Ministry of Security of BiH and the Institute for Protection of Fires and Explosions from Sarajevo.
The project is funded by the European Union within Cross-border Cooperation Programme Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro and its aim is to improve the capacity of institutions and services dealing with emergencies for protection from fires and strengthening cross-border cooperation in this area.
In order to mark the International Day on Disaster Risk Reduction, FORS Montenegro and the Directorate of Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro organized workshops for students of 7 primary schools in the municipalities of Nikšić, Pljevlja, Plužine, Žabljak and Šavnik, with the topic of disaster risk reduction with the emphasis on fires. The aim of the workshops was raising awareness of students on dangers of disasters, their consequences and preventive and other actions in risky situations. The following subtopics were discussed during workshops: the term and types of emergency situations, bodies in charge of reacting in emergencies, a fire as an emergency situation, causes of fires, proper behaviour of the young in case of fires, preventive activities for reducing risks of fires, etc. Apart from the representatives of the Directorate for Emergency Situations, employees of protection and rescue units of the municipalities Žabljak and Pljevlja took part in the lectures.
On 2 October 2015, an Operational-Communication Centre -112 of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro was officially opened. The aim of the centre is enable timely respond to all risks and create conditions for efficient management of emergencies. The Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior, through 112 Centre, as a separate organisational unit, notifies relevant bodies and other protection and rescue actors about emergencies. OCC 112 includes receiving and forwarding of calls to emergency services and specialised units, as well as automatic management of answering systems, related to both public and private security.
The importance of establishment such a system for citizens is in the possibility to receive assistance from all emergency services which are part of the protection and rescue system in the shortest possible time, by calling 112 – the unique European emergency phone number which is available in all EU Member States as well as in many other countries.
112 Number consolidates all emergency call systems. In Montenegro, numbers of all other emergency services – police (122), protection and rescue units (123), and emergency medical aid (124) will continue to function. By dialling 112, these services could also be reached as the calls will be forwarded to them.