SEPTEMBER 3 2007 15:04h
The book of condolences for the fallen firemen was opened on Ban Jelacic Square in Zagreb. The City will give the families financial aid.
Women in Homeland War association has asked Zagreb residents to sign the book of condolences for the fallen fire-fighters at the main square and leave a note of sympathy to the families of the fire-fighters from the Sibenik - Knin County, the City of Sibenik, Vodice and Tisno.
Note of condolences
We know that nothing is as important as human life and that its value cannot be measured in anything material, but we also know that, in spite of this, our fire-fighters are doing their best to save small and large, private and national assets.
The pain of mourning close family members is a difficult one, we cannot alleviate it with anything, but we wish to tell you that we are with you in these difficult moments and that we appreciate your selflessness and sacrifice in saving national assets, reads the note of condolences, signed by association president Marija Sliskovic.
At noon, all the fire departments in Zagreb sounded sirens and lit up candles in the memory of their colleagues.
You can see people signing the book of condolences in the PHOTO GALLERY.
City of Zagreb will help the families
On the day of mourning for the fire-fighters who were tragically killed and injured, a special session was held at City Hall today.
The members unanimously decided that the families of the fire-fighters from the Sibenik - Knin County ought to be provided with financial aid from the budget in the amount of 500,000 kunas.
Mayor Milan Bandic opened the session with a minute of silence.
- The price of a human life is immeasurable and I am appealing to our fellow citizens to get involved in the campaign to help the families of the fallen and injured fire-fighters with donations - said Bandic.
Fire department deputy commander Ivica Lonjak and City of Zagreb fire fighting association secretary Damir Vlahovic attended the session.
On behalf of the fire-fighting association of the City of Zagreb, Vlahovic expressed condolences to the families who had lost their loved ones. After thanking the City for assistance, he mentioned the shortage of human resources in fire units in the Zagreb area. Lonjak asked the public not to try to assign blame, but to leave this to experts, who will discover the people who are responsible.