The management of the Bucharest-Ilfov Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU) has been suspended, with the head of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU) expected today to appoint a new management team for the interim management of ISU Bucharest-Ilfov.
In a press statement released on Wednesday, IGSU says that on Tuesday it received a media notification about the existence of a document regarding the organisation of a public event with a large audience at the former Pionierul shoe factory, 1st floor, Colectiv Club, for September 25-26, prior to the devastating fire at the same site on October 30.
”Upon reception of the notification, the IGSU general inspector informed the head of DSU [Emergency Department], who ordered immediate checks at the headquarters of the Bucharest-Ilfov Emergency Inspectorate. Preliminary data show that the checks identified the document as part of the mail received by IGSU on September 23, 2015, around 23:30hrs. Because solving the request in the document was under the jurisdiction of the Bucharest-Ilfov Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, the document was forwarded to the relevant unit on the morning of September 24, 2015, for assessment and measures,” reads the IGSU statement.
IGSU says that two notes were sent to the event organiser, Emagic, without resulting that verifications were conducted at the site.
”For securing objectivity of verifications, pending the finalisation of verifications, the general inspector of IGSU made available the command staff of the Bucharest-Ilfov Inspectorate for Emergency Situations. Today, the IGSU general inspector will appoint a new management team for the temporary command of the unit,” reads the statement.
PM Ciolos: ISU Bucharest management has to be dismissed; there is no place for it in the system
Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos on Wednesday called on Interior Minister Petre Toba to dismiss the management of the Bucharest Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU), saying that the inspectorate’s executives no longer have a place in the ISU management or ISU offices.
“Please confirm that the ISU Bucharest management has been removed and that they have no place in the ISU management or ISU offices; it would be a pity for such behaviour to undermine the credibility of an organisation that is in the first line of public service. I have understood that the management was suspended; I want to make sure it is removed and that they will never be able to return. I know there are some military rules, but I want to make sure that there is no place for the former ISU [Bucharest] management in the system,” Ciolos told Toba at the beginning of a Government meeting on Wednesday.