3.2 Addressing common security challenges
Association of self-governments “Euroregion Carpathians – Ukraine” (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
The Administration of State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Lviv Region (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
The Administration of State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk Region (Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine)
The Administration of State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Transcarpathian Region (Zakarpattya Oblast, Ukraine)
Regional Headquaters of the State Fire Service in Rzeszów (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)
The Ukrainian-Polish Carpathians possess unique cultural and natural potential as well as tourist attractiveness. At the same time, the mountain location and low roads’ quality influences the long emergency response time and, in consequence, lower number of saved lives. Pure technical condition of fire equipment and vehicles on the Ukrainian side is another big issue. The Carpathian mountains situated in one ecosystem requires common approaches, including common security.
To protect people and environment of Carpathians the SECINCARP project will introduce complex cooperation system for prevention and response to natural and man-made disasters between four regional fire-service units from Poland and Ukraine. The main investments in Ukraine will include purchase of 14 fire vehicles on various technical levels: fire-rescue medium-type, specialized vehicles for mobile task force and minibuses for the use of regional branches of emergency service. On the Polish side the construction and equipment of the specialized training building – smoke chamber – in Przemyśl, with full facilities will provide the possibility for officers from both countries to improve their competences via professional workshops with simulating the real emergency situations. Through joint educational, awareness raising and strategic planning actions the project will create preconditions for deeper cooperation of Ukrainian and Polish fire institutions in case of security challenges.
As a result, fire and emergency units will increase the ability to react quickly and effectively to emergency situations in the mountain areas, contributing directly to the inhabitants security and the environmental protection of the Carpathians. The project shall bring the synergy effect for the regions, residents and tourists on both sides of the Polish-Ukrainian border.
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