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PROTECTION, RESCUE AND RELIEF FORCES

     
photo: ACPDR archives

Protection, rescue and relief forces are the capabilities of the state, local communities, companies, institutes or other organizations, which are available for protection, rescue and relief in the event of natural or other disasters.


They are intended for:


Participation of the Population

Depending on the way of integration and participation of citizens, protection, rescue and relief forces are divided into voluntary and professional forces as well as duty forces. Individual units and services can also be organized so as to combine professional and voluntary members.

Voluntary units and emergency services are organized in NGOs, especially in humanitarian organizations. Their activities are complemented by professional emergency services.

Professional units and services for protection, rescue and assistance are independent units or services operating in the field of protection and rescue, when necessary.

Duty units and services for protection, rescue and aid are organized as civil protection units and services on the basis of civic obligation.



   
photo: ACPDR archives

Organisation of the Protection, Rescue and Relief Forces

Protection, rescue and relief forces must be organized by the state, local communities and certain companies, institutes and other organizations, based on the risk in the activities they perform. In the field of disaster response, the Republic of Slovenia is divided into 13 regions, which are covered by regional offices of the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief.


In Municipalities

Voluntary Organisations

Professional Organisations

CP Units

Voluntary Fire-Fighting Units Professional Fire-Fighting Units Rapid Response Units
Rescue Dog Units - Dog Handlers Emergency Medical Assistance - Public Health Service First Aid Units
Units for the Setting up of Temporary Accommodation – Scouts Public Social Security Services Technical Rescue Units
Radio Amateur Units Public Veterinary Service NBC Decontamination Units
Water Rescue Public Utility Services Shelter Use Units
Red Cross Other Contractual Organisations Support Services
Caritas Slovenia Information Centres
Logistics Centres


In Regions

Voluntary Organisations

Professional Organisations

CP Units

Dog Handlers Regional Public Services Rapid Response Units
Scouts Contractual Organisations Technical Rescue Units
Radio Amateurs NBC Protection Units
Rescue Divers Support Services
Red Cross Information Centres
Caritas Slovenia Logistics Centres


At the National Level

Voluntary Organisations

Professional Organisations

CP Units

Mountain Rescue Service Forensic Identification Unit, Faculty of Medicine Rapid Response Unit
Cave Rescue Service Ecological Laboratory with the Mobile Unit – Jožef Stefan Institute First Aid Units
Underwater Rescue Service Mobile Unit with the Ecological Laboratory – National Institute of Public Health, Regional Unit Maribor Technical Rescue Units
Rescue Dog Units – Slovenian Kennel Club, Association of Societies and Clubs of Rescue Dog Handlers of Slovenia Mobile Meteorology and Hydrology Unit, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenian Environment Agency NBC Protection Units
Units for the Setting up of Temporary Accommodation – Scout Association of Slovenia, Slovenian Catholic Girl Guides and Boy Scouts Association Unit for the Protection and Rescue in the Event of Accidents with Chlorine and other Corrosive Substances – TKI Hrastnik UXO Protection Units
Dispensary and Accommodation Units – the Slovenian Red Cross Mining Accidents Rescue Unit – Premogovnik Velenje (coal mine) Avalanche Triggering Service
Restoring Family Links Service, Slovenian Red Cross Mobile Notification Centre Support Services
Radio Amateur Units – Association of Radio Amateurs of Slovenia Relief Services in the Event of Accidents Involving Dangerous Substances Information Centres
Services for the Detection and Identification of NBC and other Sources of Threat in the Event of Accidents Involving Dangerous Substances, Terrorist Attacks and other Disasters Logistics Centres
Committees for the Inventory and Assessment of Damage to Buildings
Disaster Response Service for Ecological and other Disasters and for Search Operations at Sea
Accommodation Centre and Mobile Dispensary
Psychological Support Service



Protection, rescue and relief tasks are carried out by:


   
photo: ACPDR archives