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September 18, 2019
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Number of Emergency interventions up 32 pc in first eight months

President Traian Basescu praised yesterday the efforts and heroism of the professional emergency services’ staff, underlining that the consolidation of the national system for the management of emergency situations is needed. The Head of State praised the efforts and heroism of the professional emergency services’ staff that managed to save numerous lives and important assets during the floods and that gave first aid to the thousands of persons assisted by SMURD crews or saved from fires.


According to a communiqué released yesterday, the number of interventions made by the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU) rose by 32 per cent in the first eight months of this year compared to the same period last year. According to the aforementioned source, the highest share is held by SMURD interventions, the latter growing by 52 per cent in the first eight months of this year compared to the same period last year. IGSU points out that fire-fighters intervened in 124,893 emergency situations in the first eight months of this year, having an average of 514 interventions per day. SMURD intervened in 100,657 emergency situations, offering medical assistance or extrication services to 102,624 persons. Most of the SMURD interventions took place in Bucharest (34,471). The fire-fighters saved 3,497 people, 9,620 animals, 25,219 poultry and protected assets worth over RON 1.3 bln.


Premier Emil Boc congratulated the fire-fighters too, thanking those that took part in rescue operations this year when a significant part of the country was affected by floods and landslides.

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