COOPEREM creates cross-border fire prevention zones between France and Catalonia region in Spain. To achieve this, the project develops a joint policy of cooperation in prevention and risk management to improve the ability to anticipate and answer the actors on the ground to specific emergencies and disaster management. COOPEREM is a joint work between Fire Departments and Forest Departments.
The project reinforces fire risk prevention to protect the border area, develops cross-border crisis management operations and improves the infrastructure of systems for fire prevention and cross-border exchange. COOPEREM highlights the following objectives:
- Implement a joint strategy to anticipate the risk of fires
- Developing a cross-border response quickly, efficiently and safely deal with emergencies
- Developing a coordinated management of fire risk.
During the first year of the project, 20 hectares of prevention tasks have already been carried out in strategic cross-border areas, and a cross-border legal study has been conducted to identify and compare fire prevention regulations between Catalonia and France, among other tasks.