Deserved Recognition – Firefighter of Year 2020Date: (18-02-2021)
On the 17 February 2021, representatives from the Capital Directorate of Fire Safety and Protection of the Population, led by the Senior Commissioner Veselin Getov paid a visit to the Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE). The great occasion was the announcement of the Award Firefighter of Year 2020 presented by the Directorate in appreciation of the distinguished contribution of CMDR COE team to the prevention of disasters and contribution to protection of the population, especially in the demanding COVID-19 pandemic.
The presented simulation model was highly appreciated and the idea of the Directorate management is to be popularized among municipalities, and to implement the product developed by Operational Lab Team, not only on the regional level, but also nationally widespread.
The Director Colonel Orlin Nikolov, on behalf of the entire staff, expressed his gratitude for the honour and acknowledgment of services, and assured that the efforts of the Centre will continuously contribute to the settled mission and vision. As one of the key of achieved success is the policy of independent and objective analyses aiming to provide the authorities real picture of the disaster management. Presentation on current projects, programme of work and courses was provided to the attention of the guests.
Lieutenant Colonel Kostadin Lazarov, Head of the Operational Lab, presented the simulation model on which his section works. Enthusiastically and with passion he demonstrated the capabilities of the system, possible implementation and access to the key-players in disaster management and prevention.
The discussions were truly fruitful and the announced common goals will definitely lead to beneficial collaboration. Practical steps for future cooperation were reviewed and welcomed with enthusiasm by both sides.
Such an award is a great honour and exclusive responsibility for the CMDR COE team.
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Formally collaboration with the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior» read more
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CMDR COE METT in David Aghmashenebeli National Defence Academy, Georgia» read more
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Collaboration Framework Agreement was signed with the Capacity Building International Institute (Delaware, USA)» read more
The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence has concluded the 7th Annual Conference on Interagency Interaction in Crisis Management and Disaster Response on June 6, 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria.» read more
The 2019 resident Disaster Management course was successfully conducted on the newly renovated CMDR COE premises on 13-17 May 2019, and parallel to the NATO Quality Assurance Process for the Centre.» read more
HQ SACT Quality Assurance Team of Experts with a 2-day visit in Sofia as a part of the Quality Assurance accreditation process of the CMDR COE» read more
Mr. Damir Krstičević, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Croatia visited the CMDR COE on May 3, 2019.» read more
“One Day Round Table Discussion”, over the development of the new editions of the NATO Strategic Foresight Analysis (SFA) and Framework for Future Alliance Operations (FFAO) Reports» read more
A productive and informative discussion on most pressing climate change challenges to security.» read more
CMDR COE reception in the newly opened premises of the Centre» read more
MNCG conducted its biggest exercise since its establishment - DORR`19 (18-22 March 2019)
The purpose is to promote ideas in a way that will advance the common understanding as well as gain points of view that might not have been otherwise considered.» read more
The first NATO GFP course - the CMDR COE and the Nordic Centre for Gender in MIlitary Operations (NCGM) join forces for mainstreaming gender in a military context.» read more
By conducting NATO Crisis Response System Course from 29 to 31 January 2019, Sofia, CMDR COE marked its first educational event for the year of 2019.» read more
A post-exercise Lessons Identified Conference in regard of command-post and field exercise "SRBIJA 2018".» read more
Colonel Roussinov relinquished the position of the CMDR COE Director to Colonel Nikolov who assumed the command. The ceremony was attended by high representatives from the Sponsoring Nations: the Republic of Bulgaria, Hellenic Republic and Republic of Poland as well as distinguished guests from governmental entities and academia.» read more
State Secretary of Serbian MoD, Aleksandar Zivkovic opened a four-day training for psychologists from the Ministry of Defense and the Army of Serbia called "Training for the management of stress and resilience" and emphasized that the Ministry of Defense appreciates the work of psychological services in all segments.» read more
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