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Bogatai Protection and Rescue Days 2024 to highlight safety and preparedness in Kranj

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Event overview and objectives

The Bogatai Protection and Rescue Days 2024 will take place from 30 May to 1 June in the Municipality of Kranj.

This biennial event aims to raise awareness about the importance of personal and collective security and demonstrate the role of the state, the European Union, and NATO in disaster response.

The event, which began in 2005, will feature dynamic and static presentations from various civil protection and rescue units across Slovenia.

This year’s event will transform Kranj into a hub of activity with presentations in Slovenské trg, Stari Sava, Poštarska Street, and the Petr Petrič Barracks.

Visitors can learn about the work of Civil Protection, rescue units, and the Slovenian Army and Police.

Expert consultations, workshops, and round tables will also be available to enhance learning and preparedness.

Bogatai Protection and Rescue Days: Key highlights and activities

Special events include an international firefighting competition and the Regional qualification test of Civil Defense and Red Cross first aid teams.

The “Run 112” will gather members of various protection, rescue, and aid forces, as well as police officers and soldiers.

The event will offer an opportunity for learning and experience exchange among experts and citizens.

Detailed event programme

The programme will commence on 30 May with various activities spread across multiple locations in Kranj.

Highlights include a dynamic display by Civil Protection, public rescue services, and an internal analysis by the Red Cross of Slovenia on the response to the August 2023 floods.

Expert talks on new developments in flood and landslide recovery and the use of MASPREM for damage assessment will also take place.

On 31 May, the event will continue with guided tours for pre-school and school children, puppet shows, and expert talks on psychosocial support during disasters and crisis response.

The day will end with a social event organised by Visit Kranj.

Conclusion and community engagement

The final day, 1 June, will feature an international firefighting competition, a dynamic display by Civil Protection, and the Open Door Day of the Slovenian Armed Forces.

The event will conclude with the official closing ceremony of the Bogatai Protection and Rescue Days 2024.

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