Recently, at the global level, there were examples of fires that have catastrophic consequences for wildlife, property and human lives, and sadly they do not bypass the area of Dubrovnik-Neretva County either.
In order to respond in time, through the project Promoting the Sustainable Development of the Natural Heritage of the Neretva Valley, a system of fire-fighting video surveillance will be established in the area of the Neretva Valley. The cameras will be installed at two locations, the Babina Gomila hill above the village of Desna and in the significant Predolac-Sibenik landscape.
This video surveillance will be networked into a fire system, through which the area will be monitored by the Metkovic Public Fire Brigade. The situation will also be inspected by the Fire Protection Service, the Dubrovnik Fire Operations Center and the Nature Conservation Service of the Public Institution for the Management of Protected Parts of the Nature of Dubrovnik-Neretva County.
The video surveillance system is based on the prevention and reduction of damage from natural hazards and disasters caused by reeds and forest fires, with the aim of improving, promoting and strengthening institutional capacity to reduce the causes and potential start of natural disasters.
Reeds and forest fires represent the greatest threat to the protected natural values and the area of the Natura 2000 ecological network in the Neretva Delta as well as to infrastructure, economy and human lives. It's much needed to work together, especially in close cooperation with the fire services and the police, in order to increase level of fire protection.