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FIRE AID Members review Georgia’s Immediate Post-Crash System

Wed 05, Dec, 2018

In November 2018, the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST), the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO) and the Partnership for Road Safety joined forces to undertake a review of Georgia’s immediate post crash system with the aim of identifying areas within the system which may benefit from support by the UKRO IDP and FIRE AID partners. The team, Emma MacLennan, Gela Kvashilava and Cameron Black met with representatives from the National Emergency Management Service (EMS), National Road Police Service, the National Call Centre/Service Dispatch Centre and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). All meetings proved to be extremely worthwhile and very informative which helped to build a picture of Georgia’s immediate post-crash care capability.

The scoping mission is a natural development of the existing work being done by EASST and its partners within the country and region which supports road safety Georgia through their local partners. In the development of prevention initiatives and programmes. The immediate post-crash care review is the next vital stage which brings together the essential elements of road safety through meaningful and effective prevention and intervention. 

Through the discussions it became clear that there are areas where assistance could be provided, examples include, train the trainers, development of rural fire and rescue capability and the introduction of the Rescue Challenge Concept which promotes and upholds sustainable development in immediate post-crash care. A full report and recommendations will be provided in due course.