Montenegro lies in a seismically active zone and is particularly vulnerable to heat waves, forest fires, short-time precipitation and floods. Therefore, major efforts have to be made in order to reduce the risks from natural disasters.
This project is focused on providing support to emergency medical and rescue services in Montenegro to improve and optimize its capacities and delivery of services in line with the EU and international standards. More precisely, it aims to improve the ability and extend the variety of search and rescue missions of the Helicopter Unit of the Ministry of Interior. This Unit helps from the air to rescue and protect citizens and material goods in case of emergencies. As their tasks are related to firefighting, transportation of ill and injured persons, and search and rescue activities, this project gives an opportunity to the Unit’s employees to complete different training.
Thanks to this project, employees of the Helicopter Unit of the Ministry of Interior completed training for helicopter pilots for Wildland and Urban Interface; training for helicopter pilots to transport external loads during flight (hooked under or on a side of the helicopter); and training for equipment maintenance on the helicopter. Also, training for the firemen (ground rescue team) to coordinate with the helicopter team over radio is conducted.