Georgia moves to a new stage of emergency situation management

  • Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili stated that the changes in the emergency situation management system will make the agency more effective. Photo: Emergency Management Service press office., 3 May 2018 - 14:58, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced today that Georgia has moved to a new model of emergency situation management, which means the Emergency Management Service will be more independent in decision making and additional funds will be spent on the purchase of anti-fire equipment.

The Emergency Management Service will be tasked to evaluate threats, make decisions independently and act as a coordinator in emergency situations,” Kvirikashvili said.
A volunteer system will be established, as well as an alternative military service to provide more people in emergency situations on time.  In order to prevent crises the agency will be tasked to closely cooperate with scientists,” Kvirikashvili stated.

The PM said that the government was taking steps to renew the emergency service infrastructure and fleet.

We have already announced a tender for the purchase of special, anti-fire vehicles.  Also, a very significant agreement has been achieved with the Rosenbauer Group [one of the world's three largest manufacturers of fire-service vehicles, based in Austria],” Kvirikashvili stated.
Rosenbauer, with the Georgian government-owned State Military Scientific-Technical Center  Delta will start producing fire vehicles. The vehicles will have the design of pick-up cars and come with Rosenbauer’s systems,” Kvirikashvili stated.

Kvirikashvili stated that he was waiting for the first examples of the vehicles in several months.