Wildfire Response Receives High Marks

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ZAGREB, September 27, 2018 – The government on Thursday congratulated the entire fire-fighting sector and local government on their response to recent wildfires on the Marjan hill overlooking Split and in Orebić, Kula Norinska, Posedarje and Konavle along the coast.

Defence Minister Damir Krstičević, who recently visited the locations, said the wildfires were very serious but that the situation was now satisfactory. “Wildfires continue to break out but they are all under control.”

Krstičević said he was satisfied with the response of all services and commended the local community and all homeland security components such as fire-fighters, police, army, security and intelligence, mountain rescue, ministries and crisis management.

People are the greatest value of the homeland security system, which is a brand of this government thanks to solidarity and togetherness, he said. “We want people to defend their homes… they have the responsibility. Clearly, the state has the biggest responsibility for safety.”

We can be satisfied but we need to keep on investing in security and all the processes, Krstičević said.

Interior Minister Davor Božinović too said the response to the latest wildfires was prompt.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković thanked all the services on their response and on the good cooperation with local government. “I believe the alertness shown by all the components of the fire-fighting system, which has been significantly enhanced in relation to last year, will help so that there is as little damage as possible and that the lessons learned this year will make us even more effective the next.”


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