Sunday, 8 August 2021

Croatia Sends Two Fire-Fighting Planes to Bosnia

ZAGREB, 8 Aug, 2021 - Two Croatian fire-fighting planes were sent to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday to put out a wildfire near Tomislavgrad near the Croatian border, the Croatian Defence Ministry said.

The planes were sent to Tomislavgrad where homes are under threat on orders from Minister Mario Banožić on the use of Croatian Armed Forces to help BiH put out wildfires following talks with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, the ministry said.

"We sent two Canadairs to BiH to help our friends and neighbours who have been fighting fires for several days now. I'm confident that our firefighting planes will help protect the houses and property of the people in that area. Croatia is happy to have top pilots who help when help is most needed," Banožić said.

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Wednesday, 4 August 2021

President Zoran Milanović Visits Wildfire Sites at Seget Gornji

ZAGREB, 4 Aug, 2021 - President Zoran Milanović, accompanied by Chief Firefighting Commander Slavko Tucaković, visited on Wednesday by helicopter locations devastated by wildfires at Seget Gornji, inland from the southern coastal town of Trogir, the President's Office said in a press release.

Before visiting the fire sites, Milanović discussed the situation at wildfire locations at Seget Gornji and in Mirlović in Šibenik-Knin County with local firefighting officials.

Firefighting representatives briefed the president about the efforts firefighters had made so far, and the assistance provided by the Croatian Army.

The president thanked the firemen and all those who helped put out the wildfires.

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Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Croatian President Extends Condolences to Turkish Counterpart Over Wildfires

ZAGREB, 3 Aug, 2021 - Croatian President Zoran Milanovic has offered his condolences to Turkey, where forest fires have led to deaths and material damage, and invited his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit Croatia.

I spoke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this evening and he thanked Croatia for sending the Canadair CL415 plane and two crews to help put out wildfires in Turkey. I extended my condolences to him and the entire Turkish nation for the suffering of people in the wildfires," Milanovic wrote in his Facebook post on Monday evening.

He said that sending the firefighting airplane to Turkey was a token of friendly and partner-like relations between the two countries, saying that the decision to send the plane was made together by the Croatian government and him as the Supreme Commander of the Croatian Armed Forces.

"I invited president Erdogan to officially visit Croatia so that we can continue to build and develop friendly relations between our two countries.

Turkey is suffering the worst fires in at least a decade. The fires in Turkey began last week and now threaten the cities of Antalya, Bodrum and Marmaris, where hundreds of tourists and residents were evacuated from their hotels and homes.

Eight people have been killed by the fires.

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Monday, 23 October 2017

Wildfire Breaks Out in Omiš Area

Firefighters from Omiš and Makarska are trying to contain a wildfire that broke out earlier tonight

Friday, 22 September 2017

Is Croatia Taking Any Preventive Measures Against Extreme Weather?

Experts say climate change is only partially to blame for recent catastrophic floods that hit Croatia

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Firemen Turned Away by Farmers of Pag: How Fire Helped Save Sheep

Strangely enough, wildfires on Pag helped the farmers fight two natural enemies of their sheep

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Firefighter Reacts: "We Get Food Only When Ministers and Media Visit Fire Sites"

A young volunteering firefighter reacted to the statement from the president of the Fire Department, who said his firemen get multiple quality meals a day

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Serbs Blamed for Starting Fires, Croats Set Dalmatia Ablaze to Punish Serbs

We're more than used to absurdities of daily life in this country of ours, but every once in a while, the level of human idiocy and the dangerous potential of mass hysteria can still come as a surprise.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Airtractor Pilot Speaks First Hand of Fighting Wildfires

Huge wildfires which ravaged the coastline lately were put out, in addition to the brave firefighters on the ground, firefighting aircraft played a huge role. spoke with Denis Smajo, pilot of the firefighting aircraft Airtractor AT-802 A Fire Boss.