For the second five-year term, a Cooperation Agreement was signed between the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University and the Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk region to improve the security system at the former Pip Ivan Observatory.
The agreement is based on the full economic independence of the parties and does not provide for any financial obligations. This document was signed today by the rector of the university Ihor Tsependa and the Head of the Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk region Volodymyr Chernetsky. The agreement, in particular, concerns joint actions in the field of attracting investments for the restoration of the former observatory on Mount Pip Ivan; exchange of relevant normative legal acts regulating investment, permitting and other activities, other information materials; creation on the basis of the astronomical and meteorological observatory of a separate post of mountain rescuers of the Department of the State Service of Ukraine for Emergencies in Ivano-Frankivsk region; improving the security system of the observatory staff; ensuring certain requirements for the protection and safety of tourists that would meet international standards; attracting the experience of mountain rescuers of the Republic of Poland on the establishment and operation of mountain rescue posts.
Cooperation between Precarpathian National University and the Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk region on the terms of mutual interests and the equality of needs and capabilities of the parties has been carried out for 5 years. Rescuers’s alteration on Mount Pip Ivan began in August 2015 in test mode. Then a number of organizational and household issues were resolved, in particular, the arrangement of the premises, the issue of communication.
In August 2016, the order of the Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk region dated August 3, 2016 № 374 "On the implementation of organizational and staffing measures in the SES of Ukraine" was established Yavirnytsya search and rescue department of the 4th specialized search and rescue group of the specialized search and rescue unit special purpose of the Department of SES of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk region.
On September 16, 2017, the mountain rescue station was officially opened and rescuers began alternation 24/7 on a permanent basis in a specially designated part of the building of the Astronomical and Meteorological Observatory, which is being restored by Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University and Warsaw University.
In 2019, Precarpathian and Warsaw Universities in partnership with the Office of the SES of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk region and the Mountain Voluntary Rescue Service - Bieszczady Group (Sanok, Poland) launched a cross-border cooperation project Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020 " the former observatory on Mount Pip Ivan to the needs of the high-altitude rescue training center ”(PIMReC).The concept proposed by the Precarpathian National University is to create a so-called transformer, which will combine a modern research center with a training base for search and rescue operations. The implementation of the PIMReC project is based on previous agreements between the Precarpathian National University and the Department of the SES of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk region.
The implementation of the PIMReC project is based on previous agreements between the Precarpathian National University and the Department of the SES of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk region.
As part of the implementation of PIMReC, in particular, the installation of modern meteorological equipment; acquisition of the necessary rescue equipment and modern equipment for the Ukrainian and Polish rescue teams in order to perform search and rescue operations in extremely difficult conditions of the highlands; conducting joint training and exercises. Part of the PIMReC project funds is directed to the repair and arrangement of premises within the project objectives. Currently, the observatory is being repaired.
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