Emergency Services Given 4,000 Radio Communication Devices

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ZAGREB, June 9, 2019 – Minister of the Interior Davor Božinović, Croatian Firefighting Association president Ante Sanader and Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) head Josip Granić signed in Zaprešić near Zagreb on Saturday an agreement on the modernisation of radio communication equipment for emergency services, an investment worth about 39 million kuna. Eighty-five percent of the investment is being financed with EU funding.

Thanks to the investment, the Croatian Firefighting Association and the HGSS will get 3,000 hand-held and 900 mobile radio communication devices for vehicles.

“It is our ambition to act as a service for those who rescue lives and property all around Croatia – firefighters, members of the HGSS, police and army,” Božinović said after the signing ceremony, adding that that was the role of his ministry and the newly established Civil Protection Directorate.

The Ministry of the Interior will continue equipping emergency services because security is one of the most important conditions for all citizens and guests in Croatia to feel well, said the minister.

HGSS head Granić said that the latest agreement built on the very good cooperation that had started with the establishment of the Civil Protection Directorate.

The donation will help the HGSS and the firefighting service be more coordinated in their activities, Granić said, thanking the Ministry of the Interior for the project.

Croatian Firefighting Association president Sanader stressed that owing to efforts by the government, Minister Božinović and Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, on January 1, 2020, the Croatian Firefighting Association would start operating as a central state office, whereby it would be depoliticised.

More news on the Interior Ministry can be found in the Politics section.


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