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International assistance

The State Fire Service of Poland participates in the international operations on the basis of bilateral agreements with certain European countries, as well as in missions coordinated by:

  • The United Nations – the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • The European Union – the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC)
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization – the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC)

Our experiences in rescue operations

  • Earthquakes: Armenia (1988), Turkey (1999), Algeria (2003), Iran (2003), Pakistan (2005), Indonesia (2006), Haiti (2010), Japan – deployment of Polish expert (EUCPT) (2011)
  • Floods: Hungary (2000), the Czech Republic (2002), Germany (2002), Ukraine (2008), Montenegro (2010), Pakistan – deployment of the Polish expert (EUCPT)(2011)
  • Forest fires: Russia (2010)
  • Ammunition depot explosion: the Republic of Congo – deployment of the PL expert (UNDAC Team) (2012)
  • Hurricane Philippines – expert (2013)
  • Blackout Slovenia (2014)

Involvement in the humanitarian assistance actions

  • Medical support: Albania (1999), Romania (2000), India (2001)
  • Equipment and transport: Bulgaria (2006), Macedonia (2007), Georgia (2008), Romania (2008), Albania (2010), Bulgaria (2012), Ukraine (2014, 2015), Germany (2015)
  • Other assistance: Ukraine (2001), Iran (2004), Sri Lanka and Indonesia (2004/2005), Romania (2005), Pakistan (2005), Tunisia (2015)