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CTIF and World Rescue Organisation sign Memorandum of Understanding


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The International Association of Fire and Rescue Services (CTIF) and the World Rescue Organisation (WRO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding  to provide a framework for future collaboration between CTIF and WRO in particular in the field of extrication and road safety.

The MOU with the World Rescue Organisation was  finalized at the CTIF Executive Committee’s yearly physical meeting in Luxembourg. It was signed by Paul Schroeder, Chairman of WRO and Milan Dubravac, President of CTIF,  on Saturday September 10. 

CTIF and WRO acknowledged that no contractual or commercial relationship is created between them by this MOU and have agreed to work together in the ‘true spirit of partnership’, to demonstrate best endeavours, competence and commitment to their collaboration provided in all cases they incur no liability or responsibility for each other’s actions and maintain independence in their own internal actions.

The Memorandum saw the organisations declare to be committed to the goals and actions determined within the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2021–2030) as established by UN General Assembly Resolution 74/299 (2020) with the aim to accelerate coordinated international action aimed at reducing the number of deaths due to road traffic injuries.

Both parties underlined the importance of representing the views and interests of the fire and rescue workers community in the context of road safety in general and of the five pillars of the Decade of Action for Road Safety in particular and so agreed to coordinate their positions in order to represent in the best common way the fire and rescue workers within any international body they are member of.

They also agree to collaborate and to support each other in order to disseminate the findings and the objectives of their work notably when related to extrication, post-crash care and road safety among their members.

The term of the present MOU is not limited in time and will be revised at least every three years to ensure that it is fulfilling its purpose and to make any necessary revisions.

Either partner may terminate this MOU without cause upon three months written notice without penalties or liabilities.

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