Central Buda Volunteer Civil Protection
Central-Buda Civil Protection Association, known in Hungary as Kozep-Budai OPVE is an officially registered, nation-wide non-profit volunteer rescue, civil protection and educational association.
It’s main declared goal is to decrease the vulnerability of civil population in case of disasters within the framework of and in close cooperation with official disaster management and law enforcement forces of Hungary.
Our Association is one of the leading volunteer civil protection teams in Hungary. Our Association was established in 2004, and presently has more than 120 volunteers. OPVE is a founding member of the Budapest Rescue Union, an umbrella organisation which unites non-profit rescue organisations in the capital of Hungary – Budapest.
Association possess official certificates issued by Hungarian National Disaster Management General Directorate in:
- flood defence,
- urban search and rescue,
- volunteer fire fighting,
- technical rescue,
- field medical support and first aid,
- ABC defence and decontamination,
- command and control and logistics.
The Association is also a nationally accredited adult educational organization and puts great emphasis on proper theoretical education and practical training of it’s members. OPVE also provides certified courses to other organizations. All courses undergo the scrutiny of Hungarian official certifying bodies.
OPVE puts great emphasis on international relations and exchange of expertise in order to implement successful rescue and volunteer practices from abroad in Hungary. OPVE is an affiliate member of the International Civil Defence Organization and is a full member of EVOLSAR and FEMERAID.
OPVE possesses the following proven competences and experience in:
General civil protection
and humanitarian activities, including evacuation of population from hazardous zones, operating temporary shelters,
including organizing and managing aides from the population and other smaller organizations, after flood decontamination activities
in large (10,000+) venues, festivals. Operation of First Aid tent base, first responder technical rescue and firefighting mobile units in such mass events.
which enables OPVE to put up a universal tent base with mobile Command vehicle with independent duplex radio communication unit, suited for different activities ranging from the First Aid base to Command Centre, Base of Operations, shelters.
in case of large natural disasters, including clearing up the debris from the roads.
Urban Search and Rescue
operations, including rope rescue capabilities
who are experienced in developing rescue courses for different level of expertise and are able to tailor such courses for individual needs. Key persons possess numerous certifications (Red Cross, ICDO, FEMA), regularly attend foreign training courses and exercises, have experience in teaching, speak English, have experience in organizing large-scale complex rescue exercises.Contact us