Thursday, 27 September 2018

Wildfire Response Receives High Marks

ZAGREB, September 27, 2018 - The government on Thursday congratulated the entire fire-fighting sector and local government on their response to recent wildfires on the Marjan hill overlooking Split and in Orebić, Kula Norinska, Posedarje and Konavle along the coast.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Dramatic Wildfire on Pelješac, Citizens and Tourists Evacuated (VIDEO)

This might be the worst wildfire in Croatia this year.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

President Visits Wildfire Firefighting Command

ZAGREB, September 16, 2018 - President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović visited on Saturday the firefighting command centre at Divulje in Split, congratulating firefighters and staff of other relevant departments on this year's fire season being much more successful than last year's.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

No Major Wildfires in Croatia This Summer

ZAGREB, August 21, 2018 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković toured on Monday the Fire Coordination Centre at Divulje in Split, saying that this year significant changes had been made with regard to firefighting activities and that the area consumed by wildfires was 98% smaller than last year. "We have learned a lesson from the situation in 2017," he said but warned that it is necessary to remain cautious for the remainder of the fire season.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

With Improved Prevention Measures, No Major Wildfires in Croatia This Summer

So far, firefighting aircraft have intervened just ten times.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Rescue and Protection Directorate Wins Award for Best International Cooperation

ZAGREB, April 29, 2018 - The Croatian National Protection and Rescue Directorate (DUZS) has won the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) 112 Award in the category "Best International Cooperation", and the award was presented to its officials in Ljubljana.

Friday, 27 April 2018

County Fire Chief Acquitted for Kornati Wildfire Tragedy

ZAGREB, April 27, 2018 - In a retrial before the Zadar County Court, Šibenik fire chief Dražen Slavica was acquitted for a second time pending appeal on charges of being responsible for a tragedy that occurred on the Kornati islands in 2007, in which 13 firemen, sent to the island to put out a wildfire, were killed.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

New Wildfire Monitoring System Coming to Dalmatia

ZAGREB, March 22, 2018 - Executives from the national forest management company, Hrvatske Šume, and the Transmitters and Communications company, on Thursday signed a contract valued at 20 million kuna to set up a video surveillance system intended to monitor and warn of wildfires in four Dalmatian counties – Zadar, Šibenik-Knin, Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

For Its Role in Fighting Fires and Floods, Croatian Army Presented with Pride of Croatia Award

ZAGREB, February 4, 2018 - The Croatian Armed Forces and the national firefighting service are the winners of the national "Pride of Croatia" award for 2017 for their outstanding efforts in fire and flood protection.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Croatian Companies Uninterested in Clean Up of Burnt Areas near Split

Since no Croatian company applied to the tender, the job of cleaning up the areas hit by devastating fires near Split during the summer went to a business from Slovenia.

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