The State Emergency Service of Ukraine

 HomeLast News May 18, 2018
 Print Version

Kyivska oblast: Ukraine and Belarus improve cross-border cooperation for combating natural disasters in the Exclusion Zone

Published: 18.05.2018, 16:59

In connection with the increased risks of natural fires and the intensification of the fire hazard period of 2018, the OSCE will implement in Ukraine a project to strengthen the transfrontier co-operation between the Ministry of Emergencies of the Republic of Belarus and the SES of Ukraine on the management of natural disasters in the territory of the Chernobyl disaster zone.

That is why, during May 17-18, on the basis of the University of Civil Defense of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Republic of Belarus, the city of Gomel, specialized trainings for specialists in fire safety and forest protection of both states were held in order to improve the organization of the extinguishing of transboundary fires in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The main objective of this initiative is to develop mechanisms for simplified crossing of state borders by representatives of Ukraine and Belarus in case of occupation of forest areas located on the border of state borders in the exclusion zone.

In addition, the procedure for the operative exchange of information between the relevant services of Belarus and Ukraine was agreed upon in the event of a fire hazard or the threat of the transfer of radioactive smoke to the territory of a neighboring state.

Representatives of rescue services, agencies responsible for the exclusion zone, border guard, customs and law enforcement agencies as well as local authorities of both states were acquainted with a clear mechanism of interaction during the elimination of large-scale natural fires and their consequences in the exclusion zone.

Among the participants of the training were representatives of the Chernobyl Disaster Management Department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus, the Administration of the Resettlement and Alienation Area of Belarus, the Emergency Response Department of the State Emergency of Ukraine, the Main Department of the SES of Ukraine in the Kyiv region and the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management and others.

These command-and-staff training are carried out within the framework of the OSCE project "Improving radiological and environmental awareness of the population on the territories affected by the Chornobyl catastrophe in Belarus and Ukraine, with particular attention to the management of natural disasters."

 IMG_1638.JPG

 


   
Last News
14 June10:35 Team of the Mobile Rescue Center of the SES of Ukraine participates in the external re-certification of the Polish heavy SAR in the INSARAG framework
13 June08:00 The heavy SAR team of the Mobile Rescue Center of the SES of Ukraine shall participate in the INSARAG re-classification of the Polish team
8 June11:30 Cooperation between the Lviv State University of Life Safety and the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences
7 June09:22 Delegation from the Republic of Armenia had a working visit to Cherkasy Institute of Fire Safety named after Heroes of Chornobyl of National University of Civil Defense of Ukraine
6 June07:54 Delegation of the General Directorate of the Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic had a working visit to Lviv Oblast
4 June17:45 Minister for the Temporary Occupation Territories of Ukraine Vadim Chernysh and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Ukraine Ole T. Horpestad visited the Interregional Rapid Reaction Center of the SES of Ukraine
4 June07:45 Delegation of the General Directorate of the Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic visited the Interregional Center for Rapid Response of the SES of Ukraine
31  May17:34 XXXII International Competition on Fire-Applied Sport took place in Lutsk City in commemoration of firefighters - heroes of Chornobyl
30  May10:32 XXХIIth International Fire Applied Sports Competition devoted to the Memory of Firemen - Heroes of Chernobyl started in Volyn
30  May08:00 Representatives of the charity foun of the Kingdom of the Netherlands "Firefighter United" handed over protective gear and special equipment to Ukrainian rescuers
29  May12:48 Capital rescuers are on a working visit to the Republic of Poland
28  May14:42 Cherkaska oblast: within the framework of international cooperation, a delegation of firemen from Germany visited our rescuers
25  May14:35 Rescuers of the SES of Ukraine and the Main Department of SESU in Rivne Oblast attend the International Exercises "RESCUE DAYS POLAND 2019"
22  May18:06 The delegation of the Lviv State University of Life Safety is in the General Assembly of the EFSCA
22  May08:06 As part of his working visit to the Czech Republic, the Head of the SESU Mykola Chechotkin visited the demonstration exercises of the Rescue Squad of the Gluchin Fire and Rescue Service
Last News