Ministry Report Shows Readiness of Civil Protection Low, Says Vecernji List

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More specifically, the assessed readiness of the entire Civil Protection system to manage disaster risks and protect all categories of social values affected by disasters is low, the daily says.

The report particularly deals with the readiness of Civil Protection units at the local level, which is barely satisfactory. Due to their low level of readiness, local Civil Protection units received the lowest grade.

The same low grades went to Civil Protection commissioners, more than 5,000 of them, who are appointed by towns and municipalities.

Regular forces of civil associations – the Croatian Firefighting Association, the Red Cross Croatia, the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service – and regular forces of legal persons are the most ready to respond to disasters.

The assessed readiness of the entire Civil Protection system to manage disaster risks and protect all categories of social values exposed to harmful effects of disasters is low – that is the conclusion of the ministry document “Disaster Risk Assessment for Croatia”, made in 2019.

The readiness of the Civil Protection in preventive activities was assessed as low while its response to disasters was better, which is why the overall readiness grade was high.

Civil Protection units and general and specialist forces of local and regional government units got the lowest grades for their operational capacity, according to the daily.

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