The Partnership

The Coordinating Organisation:

Frederikssund-Halsnæs Brand- & Redningsberedskab
(Frederikssund-Halsnæs Fire & Rescue Service)

Frederikssund-Halsnæs Fire & Rescue Service is a result of a regroupment of the Fire and rescue services of two towns, Frederikssund and Halsnæs, in 2009. It covers an area of 382 km2 and attends to 76,000 citizens. Frederikssund-Halsnæs Fire & Rescue Service currently has around 20 full-time staff, 90 part-time firefighters and approximately 100 volunteers.

Its primary task, as described in the Danish Emergency Management Act, is to provide rapid response services in emergency situations. Its focus, however, is on preventative work and includes fire safety inspections, fire safety building design, fire hydrant maintenance, basic fire fighting courses, etc., in accordance with the Emergency Management Settlement of 2002.

In addition, Frederikssund-Halsnæs Fire & Rescue Service provides a number of secondary services which are not prescribed by law but which are regulated by a legislative framework in which local authorities are free to determine the scope of provision. It operates emergency call out centres, inspect fuse cabinets and shelters, technical alarms, equipment and gear and arrange accommodation and provisioning in the event of natural disasters and catastrophes. It participates in emergency service provision, provides support to pensioner organisations and provides some emergency medical assistance services in the Hundested area.

For more information about Frederikssund-Halsnæs Fire & Rescue Service please visit the website of the organisation:

From the 1st of January 2016, Frederikssund-Halsnæs Fire & Rescue Service was dissolved and Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service was established. Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service provides fire and rescue service to the municipalities of Egedal, Frederikssund, Furesø, Gribskov, Halsnæs and Hillerød. The six municipalities are home to approximately 250.000 inhabitants, who live within a land area of 1058 square miles.

For more information about Frederiksborg Fire & Rescue Service please visit the website of the organisation:

The partners:

Colegiul National "Vasile Goldis" Arad (National College “Vasile Goldis”):

National College “Vasile Goldis” from Arad is a state school providing education from the primary school level to high school level. There are 1225 students studying in the two buildings of the school situated in two different locations which are not far away from each other. Both three-storied buildings of the school are placed in the city centre of Arad. There are 353 primary school students and 205 secondary students studying in the building situated in Stefan Augustin Doinas street, where besides the classrooms, there is a library and four laboratories, the chemistry lab, the physics lab, the biology lab and the computer science lab. In the other building situated in the Victory Road there are four secondary classes with 93 students and twenty high school classes with 574 students. In this building there are seven laboratories, three computer science labs, a chemistry lab, a biology lab, a physics lab, an English language lab, and a library. The primary school students are between 6 and 10 years old, the secondary students are between 11 and 14 years old and the high school students are between 15 and 19 years old.

There are 106 people working in the school right now, 82 teachers and 24 people belonging to auxiliary staff.

The students of the school have very good results at their final exams, Bacalaureat. Most of the students who graduated from the college are University students now. Some of them are studying abroad right now.

Lohusuu Kool (Lohusuu School):

Lohusuu School is a lower secondary school, providing education for children in primary and lower secondary level, starting from age 7 to 16. Lohusuu school is bilingual, educating children both Estonian and Russian origin, there are two working languages – Estonian and Russian. Currently there are 42 children altogether – 12 in Russian and 30 in Estonian part. The school is situated in the north-east part of Estonia, this is environmentally the most polluted area in Estonia. The school is in the centre of the smallest municipality of the area – Lohusuu. It is near Lake Peipsi and this gives the school an opportunity to include the fourth biggest lake in Europe to its teaching progress.

Currently Lohusuu School has 14 teachers.

Lohusuu School is the only bilingual school in our area, there are only few bilingual schools altogether in Estonia. It is also the ‘green school’, paying much attention to the environment. It has ‘outside’ lessons where children learn their tasks in nature and are encouraged to notice the environmental issues around. As such, the school was the winner of “Green School” in 2009.

For more information about Lohusuu School please visit the website of the organisation:

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service:

NFRS belongs to Northumberland County Council. It was founded in 1947 and was originally called Northumberland County Fire Brigade. In 1982 the Service changed its name to Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service.

NFRS currently employs 461 people in a variety of roles, including:
- 146 whole time (full time) operational personnel (including Fire Officers)
- 218 retained (part time) operational personnel
- 16 emergency control room personnel
- 44 corporate support and delivery personnel
- 7 apprentices
- 30 volunteers

As outlined within the Fire and Rescue Services Act (2004), NFRS has four main priorities, which are:
- Promote fire safety, including the provision of information and publicity on how to prevent fires, and on the means of escape from buildings in case of fire.
- Extinguish fires and protect life and property in the event of fires.
- Rescue people and protect people from serious harm in the event of road traffic accidents.
- When necessary deal with emergencies other than fires and road traffic accidents.
NFRS also has a duty under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to produce a Community Risk Register (CRR), which identifies potential risks to the community. This assists NFRS’s work in risk management planning, including allocation of resources, training, and preparation for the response to emergency incidents.

In addition to the above listed main priorities, NFRS also has four specific objectives, which are:
- Reduce the number of fires, road traffic collisions and other emergencies occurring in Northumberland.
- Reduce the number of deaths and injuries and mitigate the commercial, economic and social cost of emergency incidents
- Safeguard the environment and heritage sites (both built and natural)
- Support Communities to protect themselves from harm.
- Provide value for money through the provision of a lean, efficient and resilient service

For more information about Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service please visit the website of the organisation:

Ayuntamiento de Alcalá de Guadaíra (City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra):

The city Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra, with a population of 72.458 inhabitants (June 2010), is located in southern Spain in the region of Andalusia. The local government led by the Mayor, is organised into three areas of government, each chaired by a Deputy Mayor. Each area has executive and administrative powers in matters which are ascribed.

- Area of Strategic Policies, including the following departments: trade, economic development, training and employment, education and innovation, culture and flamenco, events, wealth and museum, tourism and environment.
- Area of Land and People, including the following departments: land and urban services, fire and rescue services, housing, mobility, youth, sports, governance, equality, social services, and volunteering.
- Area of Governance and Evaluation, including the following departments: local administration and taxes, local organization and participation.

For this project, the fire and rescue service of Alcalá de Guadaíra  ( will be the main protagonists through the activities of the project with the assistance of the social services from the Area of Land and People for the testing of the e-Learning Modules. 

For more information about the City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra please visit the website of the organisation:

Vilniaus apskrities priesgaisrine gelbejimo valdyba (Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board):

Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board was founded in 2008, it is the largest of all County Fire and Rescue Boards in Lithuania and has its headquarters located in the capital of Lithuania. It currently has more than 600 people working for the organisation.

The aim of Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board is to ensure implementation of civil and fire protection tasks in the county which mainly are: to implement the fire extinguishing and rescue works; to implement the civil protection tasks; to implement the prevention of fires, major industrial accidents and emergencies in the county; to organize and coordinate activities of municipality institutions, economic entities and other agencies in fire and civil protection field.

To fulfil the mission and achieve the objectives Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board implement the following activities:
- ensures preparedness of Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board and its structural units and provide methodological help for the other fire and rescue services which operate in the County;
- organizes operational management and formation of incident response staff;
- extinguishes fires and performs rescue works during major industrial accidents, transport accidents and other emergency events;
- organizes emergency localisation, emergency response and mitigation of consequences in the county;
- provides civil protection entities with the information on emergency localisation, emergency response.

For more information about Vilnius County Fire and Rescue Board please visit the website of the organisation: