Croatian city of Sisak set to become international centre for training search and rescue dogs
- by croatiaweek
- in News
ZAGREB, 7 April (Hina) – The Sisak branch of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) said on Wednesday that it will apply for a project of an international training centre for search and rescue dogs, hoping that the city will become a centre where teams from Central and Southeastern Europe will come for training.
Sisak HGSS members will apply to the international partnership for financing the project from European funds, said the head of the Novska station and head of the Sisak branch, Branislav Grubić.
The Sisak branch is also preparing documentation for the reconstruction and extension of its headquarters in the city of Sisak, damaged in the earthquake, which the City of Sisak is helping with €19,000.
“The knowledge and experience that our people gained in disasters here, in Albania and Turkey are very valuable and a good basis for a project like this,” Grubić believes.
It is expected that with the construction of the training center in Sisak, teams from the wider region and a large part of Central and Southeastern Europe will come to Sisak, which will be useful for Sisak’s entrepreneurs, as well as tourism.
The project was supported by the mayor Kristina Ikić Baniček with the deputy and head of the city staff of Civil Protection Marko Krička.