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Field Exercise "Taming the Dragon - Dalmatia 2002" was a Croatian contribution to the Partnership Work Programme (PWP). The exercise was primarily conducted as a PWP Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Unit (EADRU) activity. It also involved other existing networks and organizations such as the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative (DPPI) of the Stability Pact, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the South East Europe Group (SEEGROUP).
The scenario for the field exercise was developed on "wild fires", which is one of the risks common to all countries of South East Europe and adjacent countries. Therefore, the exercise was build upon experiences and lessons learnt by Croatia, other countries of the Region, and the EADRCC during wild fires in previous years.
The exercise was conducted in the area between the cities of Trogir, Ploce, Imotski and Sinj in the Southern coastal part of Croatia. and mainly in the city of Makarska. It was conducted from 21 to 24 May 2002, prior to the "wild fire season".