Szentendre, Hungary, hosted the second workshop entitled “Flood Rescue Workshop” from 8-10 December 2014 within the international MURA 2015 Project.
The Workshop was attended by representatives from Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. After the introductory lecture, participants were divided into three groups pertaining to their scope of work. The topics included finding appropriate warning systems for different flood scenarios, drafting crisis response equipment lists and best practices in preparedness for international missions/deployment.
The Republic of Croatia was represented by experts from the National Protection and Rescue Directorate, Croatian Waters Company, Croatian Red Cross, Čakovec Firefighting Unit, Croatian Mountain Rescue Service and Varaždin County Firefighting Association.
The Workshop recognized the need for international exercises which would improve interoperability between team leaders and team members. The objective of the Workshop was to establish good practice for the exchange of information at local level in order to make the crisis preparedness, warning and response system as successful as the one at national level.