On October 7, the event was held in the culture house of the town of Borjomi. The project team presented the first results of the project to different stakeholders in Borjomi municipalities. The future plans and activities of the project were introduced to the guests. During the ceremony the volunteers were handed over the basic firefighting equipment (fire extinguisher, fire blanket, gloves, first aid kit and a torch). Besides the volunteers, schools and kindergartens were given the first aid kits.
The next step of the project is a study tour in Poland. Ten volunteers were nominated during the ceremony, who will take part in the study tour and travel to Poland. They will have the possibility to share experience from Polish experts and improve their skills in firefighting and safety issues.
The volunteers will leave for Poland on November 19 for one week. The volunteer group is very diverse. It consists of professional firefighters, rangers, teachers and also representatives of the private sector.
The knowledge which the volunteers gained during the intensive training will be shared with students and children in Borjomi municipality schools and kindergartens. In the coming days, the volunteers will start fire drills (presentations, simulation lessons and evacuation) in the schools and kindergartens.
The project is conducted by the Species Conservation Center “Nacres” and the Samtskhe-Javakheti Media Center in partnership with the Solidarity Fund Poland in Georgia.
The Project is co-financed by the Polish development cooperation programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.