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Fires at Heritage Sites have always presented special challenges to Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) worldwide, not only because of the loss or damage of historical value, but also because of the difficulties in fire-fighting and rescue in such incidents.

Their design, construction, layout and fire load are conducive to rapid and uncontrolled fire spread. Lack of separation and compartmentation, dust deposit over the years, the extensive use of untreated timber in construction, difficult access and late detection, have contributed to major fires in Heritage Sites in Europe over the last two decades.

HERITPROT, aims at bringing all the knowledge at European level under a one overarching initiative, which can pool together experience, transfer of knowledge, best practices and case studies, which will in turn strengthen the management Heritage Sites risks within the European Union and further afield (Norway).

Heritage Cities included: La Laguna (Spain), Sighisoara (Romania), Cuenca (Spain), Riga (Latvia), Warsaw (Poland), Vilnius (Lithuania) , Holloko (Hungary), Bergen (Norway), Liverpool (United Kingdom), Angra do Heroismo (Portugal).

The cooperation and exchange of experiences of cities classified as World Heritage Sites has allowed the leaders of this initiative to see the potential for working together on matters of fire prevention and action.

NEWS: Vilnius has approved at their last municipal plennary session their Implementation and Action Plan

 

The City of Vilnius has approved at their last Municipal Plennary Session the Implementation and Action Plan that will enable them to incorporate the Good Practices identified at the Heritprot project.

 

 

Heritprot Final Event in La Laguna

 

From the 2nd March to the 4th July 2014, took place the 10thHeritprot and last event in La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain)

INTERVIEW: Carlos González Segura, President of Tenerife´s Consortium for Risks Prevention, Fire fighting & Rescue

Some interviews were done to all the partners involved in the Heritprot project, this last interview to Carlos González Segura, President of Tenerife´s Consortium for Risks Prevention, Fire fighting & Rescue.

 

Heritprot Final Event in La Laguna - July 2014

The last event of the Heritprot Project will take place in La Laguna (Tenerife) from the 1st to the 4th July 2014.                                                          

Interview to Riga City Council

A representative of each city granted an interview: Riga City Council explaines its experience thanks to the project

HERITprot study Visit in Riga, Latvia

             

From the 3rd March to the 6th June 2014, took place the 9thHeritprot study visit in Riga (Latvia).

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HERITprot Seminar in Angra do Heroísmo (Azores) Portugal

From the 30th March to the 2nd April 2014, Angra do Heroismo (Azores) hosted the eight Heritprot project seminar                                     .

INTERVIEW: Serviço Regional de Protecção Civil e Bombeiros dos Açores (SRPCBA)

Some interviews were done to some partners involved in the Heritprot project, this interview to the Serviço Regional de Protecção Civil e Bombeiros dos Açores (SRPCBA) from the Municipality of Angra do Heroismo.
                                        

 

Participation at the Conference Emergency management at Historic Heritages Sites

Three Heritprot partners participated at the technical conference regarding Emergency management at Historic Heritages Sites that took place in Ávila, Spain

 

NEWS: Local forum in La Laguna

The Lead Partner of the Heritprot Project: Tenerife's Consortium for Risks Prevention Firefighting & Rescue organized a Local Forum on Thursday 13 th February 2014 in La Laguna.

 

 

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by Dr. Radut