Georgia: EU provides Emergency Management Service with equipment for rescue operations
December 13, 2022

Georgia: EU provides Emergency Management Service with equipment for rescue operations


At the beginning of December, the EU Delegation in Georgia handed over equipment for rescue operations to the Emergency Management Service (EMS) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA. 

EMS received seven high-mobility vehicles, three all-terrain vehicles, three drones, 40 sets of skis and ski equipment, and 12 items of victim search equipment. 

“We hope the donated equipment and the complementary technical assistance will help EMS to improve its response to emergencies and disasters and better protect the health and lives of people living in Georgia,” Catalin Gherman, Acting Head of Cooperation, EU Delegation to Georgia.

The support was provided by the European Union under its SAFE programme. Total value of the EU support provided to EMS in the framework of the ‘Support to Advancing

The Technical Capacities for Ensuring Human Security’ project, implemented by UNOPS, amounts to US$2.5 million.

From next year, the EU will additionally provide technical assistance to EMS, which will include the development of incident command systems, standard operating procedures and fire safety standards based on best European practices. This will bring the Service closer to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. 

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