Emergency Management Experience in Croatia
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT ZAGREB (CROATIA)
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There are many hazards natural and man made, which can endanger people, goods and environment. In the war about 14,000 people were killed and about 30,000 injured. Damages caused by the war in Croatia are estimated at about 30 billion US in addition to war damages, there are also usual peacetime damages caused by natural phenomena. These peacetime damages are estimated at more than 300 millionyear. Extraordinary experience war and everyday influence of nature and technology have shown to us that are necessary to have own very good emergency management. Emergency management organization for natural and man made disasters, like one necessary human activity for decrease damages, is based on the factors hazard analysis, authority, organization, communication, resources and emergency plans. Such organization has been built during the war in Croatia, according USA practices FEMA, EMI, NATO but on the beginning of 1994 all was stop. Now is the time to proceed with this job again. It is known what is needed to be down in the field of organization, in the field of authority, collecting the data about resources, information communication and in making plans. Only is necessary will of government to establish system of protection rescue for inhabitants, goods and environment - on most developed countries models and on experience from country war. Reasons for this establishment are deeply justified.
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