Information about ECEU FIRE
The basic idea of the East-Central European Fire Protection Cooperation was suggested by the Chairman of the Hungarian Fire Protection Association in his presentation on the first Czech International Fire Protection Conference in 2004. After several consultations, the leaders of the Fire Protection Associations of 5 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine and Slovakia) signed their first Cooperation Agreement on 4 October 2007, at the International Fire Protection Conference held by the Ukrainian Association in Yalta.
In 2010, the Rumanian, the Croatian and the Slovenian Association applied for membership, as a result of this "Annexe I" of the Cooperation Agreement was signed on the 24.11.2010 in Budapest.
The purpose of the cooperation is to provide information to the members of each national Association about fire protection business opportunities in the respective region, to facilitate new relations between the members, to inform the members about the national fire protection regulations and about the European regulations.
Regarding the latter, we have the aim to have influence on the final versions of these documents (regulations, norms, directives, decrees) through the experts of the member countries, who participate in the law-making process.
In this process, ECEUFIRE wishes to facilitate a concerted - and possibly uniform - approach in the region.
We provide information to the members of the member associations on newly developed fire protection methods, techniques; and on request of the members we give the opportunity to publicize the systems developed, produced by them.
To achieve these main aims:
the leaders of the associations meet at least 2 times a year; every 2 year the leaders of the fire protection authorities of each country are involved in one of the meetings;
the members of the associations participate in the fire protection conferences, exhibitions held in the countries - also by holding presentations and exhibiting;
we develop a common website, where the association members can gather much information to be able to achieve the goals above;
we send informative letters to the association leaders -, which are forwarded to the members - about news and information concerning the region, and about new fire protection techniques.
ECEUFIRE is operating as a non-registered association having legal personality accordingly it has no membership fee. According a common agreement, the arisen costs are paid by the member associations.
The Chairman of the cooperation is elected every 2 years:
in the period 2008-2010 the Chairman-In-Office was Platkevych Borys, Chairman of the Ukrainian UFTSU
in the period 2010-2012 the Chairman-In-Office was Frantisek Kregl, Chairman of the Czech PKPO
for the period 2012-2013 as the Chairman-In-Office was elected Piotr Grabowski, Chairman of the Polish OSPZPISR
The communication languages of ECEFIRE are English and Russian, accordingly our website is available in these two languages.