WIT Press


Prospects Of Emergency Aviation Development As Part Of The Civil Defence System In Croatia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE050721

Volume

82

Pages

16

Published

2005

Size

604 kb

Author(s)

S. Steiner & V. Zagorec

Abstract

Regarding the trend of globalisation and regionalisation and its impact on standardisation and establishment of a unique practice in emergency operations of protecting and rescuing people and assets in danger, as well as the strategic orientation of Croatia to equally participate in the integration projects – one of the necessary preconditions for that is the establishment of an adequate system of emergency aviation. The institutional and technical dimensions of such a system would not only indicate the recognition of the obligations taken on by Croatia but would be applicable in the general, practical sense. This paper defines the notion of emergency aviation and provides its classification – Search and Rescue, Emergency Medical Service, Fire-fighting; analyses its role in the system of civil defence; and argues for the establishment of the emergency aviation system in Croatia. Theoretical assumptions of its modelling are elaborated upon Keywords: emergency aviation, civil defence, search and rescue, emergency medical service, fire-fighting. 1 Introduction The concept and strategic planning of transport development, as well as adequate functioning of relevant public and social departments in Croatia, are based on the orientation towards the integration of Croatia and its equal participation in global and regional integration processes. The basic precondition is the harmonisation of the national regulations and manner of operations with the standardised model which ensures uniqueness of application at the international level.

Keywords

emergency aviation, civil defence, search and rescue, emergency medical service, fire-fighting.