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All face-to-face appointments will be postponed until April 14

The State Fire and Rescue Service will stop providing face-to-face consulations from March 13 to April 14 throughout Latvia. All face-to-face appointments are now going to be converted to telephone or email consultations. All decisions to meet in person will be made on a case-by case basis. Contact information is available here: https://vugd.gov.lv/lat/Kontakti/talrunu_saraksts/ (in latvian) or  https://vugd.gov.lv/eng/contact_us  in english.

Hamburg Fire and Rescue Service’s Exchange of Experts visit in Riga, Latvia

17.09.2019

2-6 September 2019, nine CBRN experts of Hamburg Fire and Rescue Service and Firefighting Academy of Hamburg visited State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia in Riga. Visit was financed and organised by coordinators of the Exchange of Experts Programme of European Union in cooperation with the State Fire and Rescue of Latvia. ( www.exchangeofexperts.eu )

17th Meeting of Directors General for Civil Protection in the Baltic Sea Region

28.05.2019

On 28 –29 May in Riga the 17th meeting for Directors General for civil protection in the Baltic Sea region will take place. The meeting will be held in the framework of Latvian Presidency of the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS), which is organized by State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia (SFRS) in the area of civil protection. The meeting will be opened by SFRS chief general Oskars Abolins.

The Baltic Sea region approach towards societal security to be discussed in Riga

23.11.2018

From a regional perspective, countries often times are facing similar or even the same safety concerns and challenges, nevertheless a common societal security policy is an issue beginning to take a constant position in the agenda on the topic of regional security. The novelty of such perspective means that right now the approaches of regional actors towards societal security remain contrasting and frequently the discrepancies lie in the strategies of national governments along with diverse levels of comprehension of the notion “secure society” and of ways to promote it. The differences in national policies are determined not only by the historical culture of security and protection, but as well by the comprehension of security threats, financial and military capacity, values and political situation.

Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States: Strengthening societal security in the region

From 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 Latvia presides over the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS). In the field of civil protection Latvian Presidency will ensure the continuation of efforts and strengthening of close cooperation to achieve progress towards implementing the agreed strategic action – promotion of a common societal security culture, as agreed in the Joint Position adopted by the Baltic Sea Region Civil Protection Network in 2017.

42nd Baltic Championship in Fire Sport

42 nd Baltic Championship in Fire Sport Program 9 th –10 th August 2018 Address of venue: 41 Riga street, Valka, Latvia 9 th of August 10.00 – 14.00100m obstacle course competition 14.30 – 17.00 Fire attack deployment competition 19.00 – Opening ceremony, Valka Open Air Stage   10 th of August 10.00 – 14.45 Assault ladder competition 15.00 – 17.00 4x100m firefighter’s relay-race competition 18.00 – Awarding and closing ceremony in Valka Culture House   More information on disciplines can be found in the regulations.   Contact: Vladimirs Vetuhs, e-mail: vugd.gov.lv vladimirs.vetuhs , +371 26465900, Jevgenijs Golovčuks, e-mail: vugd.gov.lv Jevgenijs.golovcuks , +371 26169695