JOINT EXERCISE OF LITHUANIAN, LATVIAN AND BELARUSIAN FIREFIGHTERS
On the 20th of June, 2013 the final event of the project Improving civil protection systems’ transboundary cooperation in the field of emergency management of natural disasters in the regions of Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus (LLB-1-022) took part in Alių peatbog, Švenčionys District, Girdėnai village.
The fire figthing forces from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus carried out joint tactical excercise in extinguishing the fire in the peatbog together with the police, armed forces, local administrations and public health centers. The international forces learned how to coordinate their activities in order to prepare for real emergency situations in the border region.
The representatives of the Lituanian national television made a report about the training. The Mayor of Švenčionys District Municipality, Viceminister of the Interior of Republic of Lithuania Žimantas Pacevičius and the Viceminister for Emergency situations of the Republic of Belarus took part in the event and greeted the participants.