Signature of contract for improvement of system of intervention in emergency situations in West Region
Today, at 16.30, in Arad (County Council headquarters), the Minister of Regional Development and Tourism, Elena Udrea, will sign the contract for purchasing specific equipment to improve the capacity and the quality of the system of interventions in emergency situations and to grant emergency medical assistance and qualified first aid in Region 5 West.
The project, funded under Regio – the Regional Operational Programme 2007 - 2013, initiated by the Inter-Community development association for the management of emergency situations, is located in the West Development Region (counties of Timis, Caras Severin, Hunedoara and Arad) and will be implemented on a period of 18 months.
The goals of the project are to improve response capacity by reducing the time to provide qualified first aid and for interventions in emergency situations, with 30% in rural areas and 40% in urban areas, the purchase of specific equipment and the increase the degree of safety for the population.
Total project value is 11,620,494 euros, of which 8,144,409 euros non-reimbursable European financing.
Under this project several types of equipment will be purchased: 14 special vehicles for working with water and foam, 2 special vehicles for intervention in collective accidents and for urban rescue, 4 special vehicles for NBCR (nuclear, biological, chemical, radiological) research, 4 special vehicles for heavy extrication, 11 special complex vehicles for intervention, extrication and medical assistance, 4 first aid ambulances, 5 resuscitation ambulances, equipment for the command and control centre.