Training for helicopter pilots and crew in firefighting and hosting operations – EUIF 40

About the project

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.

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Project name:
Training for helicopter pilots and crew in firefighting and hosting operations – EUIF 40
Start time:
01/07/2019
End time:
01/09/2021
Location:
Montenegro
Budget:
60000.00€
Beneficiary:
Ministry of Interior, Directorate for Emergency Management

Success story

Training for helicopter pilots and crew in firefighting and hosting operations – EUIF 40

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Implemented by the NGO Monitor Center for Media and Democracy, with an aim to help reducing the level of peer violence against Roma youth. In order to raise awareness of peer violence against members of the Roma community, this sub-grant included production of several research articles. In the research process were also involved journalists from the Roma portal “Romalitika”.

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