Romania to build new network of regional training centers

Romania’s General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU) is to establish a network of regional training centers for its operative personnel as part of a 40 million Euro project. IGSU is rolling out the project because of its lack of facilities and infrastructure dedicated to the training of its operative personnel, Cristian Radu, first deputy with IGSU, explained.

The centers, which will be located in Iaşi, Suceava, Timiş, Hunedoara, Dolj, Constanţa, Mureş, and Bucharest will be “ will be dedicated to the operative personnel acquiring competences, on the one hand, but also to creating a network of regional training centers […] for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense CBRN intervention, climbers, divers, paramedics, firemen,” stated Radu.

Radu went on to explain that the centers will cover the training of its staff in various specialties, already in use.

“Our activity entails search-and-rescue missions in water, and we have intervention divers. We have intervention vehicles in each subordinated unit. We also have intervention climbers, paramedics and resources for CBRN missions, where Romania does well, but we will continue to develop this facility. We currently have 32 teams to deal with the collecting, transport and storage of water, air, and soil samples to be tested for chemical contamination. So all these specialties will be covered by these training centers, which entail construction works but also the specialized training staff,” he said.

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