Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center

Risk of forest fires

As another summer is coming, with hot and dry weather, the risk of forest fires is increasing. We still remember disastrous wildland fires in Serbia and BiH in 2012. Thanks to EMERCOM of Russia who provided airplanes, forest resources of Serbia were rescued because insufficiently developed road system and mountainous terrain make it difficult to fight forest fires.

Emergency Management Sector of the Serbian Interior Ministry is taking all measures to reduce the potential risk of fire and prepares for its prevention. One such step was the seminar in Nova Crnja where more than 60 professionals from the EMS and Voluntary Fire Department of Vojvodina participated and exchanged their experiences. Members of the Center have also participated in the seminar. Aleksandar Shlyapin, Valeriy Gubanov, Alexei Sokolov and Dmitry Utyuzh shared with the Serbian colleagues their experience in extinguishing forest fires, as well as the use of equipment and specialized aircraft in Russia.