A donation worth €200,000 has arrived in Kragujevac – in the form of five fire engines and an ambulance – as a gift from the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation and Scotland’s Blythswood Care. This equipment will significantly improve the mobility of teams and enable them to quickly reach places were interventions are required to save lives or extinguish fires.
The vehicles arrived in Kragujevac under the auspices of cooperation with the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation and Scotland’s Blythswood Care, which started two years ago.
Over the course of the next five days, practical training will be held at the training ground in the area of Knez’s Arsenal in Kragujevac for fire department rescue workers from the area of Šumadija’s administrative district and Bajina Bašta, which will also receive one of the vehicles included in the donation.
The training, which is being conducted by the expert team of the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation, will also attended by representatives of civil protection unites, as well as employees in the Department for Emergency Medical Assistance.
“Cooperation has been intensified in the past year” – said Ivica Momčilović, Kragujevac Deputy Mayor and head of the working group for cooperation with the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation.