RSHC delegation visiting Switzerland
At the invitation of the Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), as well as implementing RSHC status as an affiliate member of the International Civil Defence Organization (ICDO), the RSHC delegation (Bojan Glamoclija, Viacheslav Vlasenko and Dmitrij Lisenko) visited Berne and Geneva from 23rd to 26th of August. There were held working negotiation with representatives of these institutions.
The RSHC representatives visited the federal and regional training centers in the cities of Schwarzenberg and Sugiez, attended the field exercise, were guests of the professional and volunteer fire brigades.
The Swiss side has confirmed its interest in the development of working contacts with RSHC and has invited Serbian colleagues to attend educational courses in Switzerland, has declared its readiness to fill up RSHC reserves with the FOCP equipment, referring to the continued use of this property for emergency response in the region and for the operational use transfer to the Ministry of Interior of Serbia.
The negotiation with the ICDO Deputy Secretary-General Belkacem ElKetroussi were held at the main office in Geneva. The main issue was the expansion of practical cooperation between ICDO and RSHC, including resupply the Center reserves with the rescue equipment and receiving at disposal through ICDO specialized containers (medical, rescue, ABC) for the training facilities expansion, as well as providing ICDO advisory services to the Center.