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Population protection and Crisis management division

Population protection and crisis management division performs specific state administration tasks and coordinates the fulfillment of tasks and measures concerning population protection, crisis management, crisis and contingency planning and economical measures for states of crisis. The division drafts strategies and cooperates with other authorities on implementing assignments stated therein. It also participates on preparation of the Ministry of the Interior crisis plan and completing objectives related to defense planning relevant to the Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic. 

  1. Population protection in the Czech Republic
  2. Crisis management in the Czech Republic
Protection of lives, health and property, together with sovereignty, territorial integrity, and protection of democratic principles of the Czech Republic, are principal liabilities, and also the function of the state. Population protection has been defined by the Law No. 239/2000 on Integrated Rescue System and on amendment to some laws, as amended, as provision of civil protection tasks, namely warning, evacuation, sheltering and emergency survival of citizens, and other provisions, ensuring protection of their life, health and property.
GENERAL CAUTION warning signal
The Czech Republic has introduced the single warning signal General Caution to alert the population in the threat or occurrence of emergency. The signal is a warble siren tone for 140 seconds and can be heard three times at approximately three-minute intervals. The acoustic tone siren is followed by emergency information, provided by mass media.
Evacuation is pre-planned from endangered places to places, where alternate accommodation and boarding for evacuees is provided, as well as housing of animals and storing of materials. In evacuation, citizens are recommended to carry their evacuative luggage.
For sheltering people from contamination by radioactive dust, effects of penetrating radiation and toxic effects of hazardous substances, natural protective characteristics of structures, adjusted against penetration of such materials are used. While state of emergency or war is proclaimed, using of improvised and permanent shelters is planned.
Emergency survival
Measures of emergency survival are pre-planned as taking up measures after evacuation of citizens from endangered places. They include mainly emergency accommodation, emergency supplies of basic food and drinking water, emergency basic services and organisation of humanitarian assistance.
Conception of population protection
This is an essential conceptual material approved by the Czech Government for medium perspective (until 2020) and long-term perspective (until 2030) planning of population protection measures.
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