Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center

Organizing activitities in emergencies based on St. Petersburg example

From June 17th to June 24th, a group of Serbian specialists representing various state structures including the Emergency Management Sector of the Ministry of Interior of Serbia, the Red Cross, NIS and administration of the city of Nis, participated in training about organizing emergency responses on theme "Interaction between local institutions in emergencies".

The topic was chosen on purpose, because the course and organization of work in emergency response directly depends of coherence between local institutions.

This system of interaction that exists in Serbia is unfortunately outdated and requires modernization and renewal.

Colleagues from Serbia familiarized with the schemes and procedures for sequential notification on various levels and examined the entire cycle by the example of the city of St. Petersburg.

In practical classes, they visited the Regional Crisis Management Center, where they got acquainted with the process of monitoring and monitoring the situation at potentially hazardous facilities, in particular at the city's defensive dam complex.

St. Petersburg is a city with a complex climate and is located on the water - the river and the sea, therefore, there are almost always potential hazards of floods and spills, and the experience of the city authorities is unique.

Employees of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations and the RSHC are confident that the knowledge gained will find practical application in the Balkans.