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Volunteer fire department Sveti Nikole

Summary of organization’s strategic orientation

The strategic orientation of the organization is a contribution to raised public awareness, more responsible behavior of the entire population and increased coordination and cooperation with the relevant local, state institutions and the business community, in the direction of improved education of the population, especially the youth, with the aim of reducing risk factors causes of fires, natural disasters, traffic accidents, epidemics and the huge consequences caused by them on human and nature. Undertaking permanent direct and preventive campaigns to increase environmental awareness of the population for the protection of the environment and nature. Strengthened advocacy before the relevant state stakeholders for the adoption of the new Law on Firefighting, compatible with the most advanced firefighting services from the European Union, with the aim of improving the firefighting and rescue sector in the country. Formation of a national Network of Volunteer fire departments (VFDs), for successful representation before the relevant state and local stakeholders with the aim of obtaining constant and stable state financial support, promotion of mutual cooperation of the voluntary fire departments, as well as taking initiatives for future regional and continental connections in Networks. Promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities, for the active inclusion of women in the so-called “male professions”, in which ours is by far the first in the world. Continuous promotion of humanity, volunteerism and civic engagement. In the next period, our CSO, through its organs and bodies, will aim at improving human capacities, financial sustainability, transparency and accountability, the functionality of administrative bodies, improving internal procedures, increasing the visibility and recognition of the organization before potential supporters and donors, increasing of paid staff, number of volunteers and gender representation.


The ultimate benefit from all the activities and products from the work of our civic organization will be the entire community and nature, through the implementation of permanent complementary educational and informational campaigns, in front of educational institutions, the business community, relevant state and local actors and the general population, placing special emphasis on children and young people, to acquire basic knowledge for building life skills for correct reaction and action in the event of fires, other natural disasters, traffic accidents and epidemics. The necessity of implementing such campaigns is the lack of an appropriate educational program for fire safety in the state’s educational system. With direct actions of our fire department in the process of dealing with all types of incidents and through the realization of ecological and other socially responsible actions, we will positively influence the entire population to emphasize and promote forgotten social values: humanity, solidarity, volunteerism and civic activism. In the creation of public policies, we will put a strong emphasis on the inclusion of women in the so-called “male professions”.

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