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Civil protection and the civil service are to merge

The civil defence is the strategic Element of the cantons to respond to disasters and emergencies, say it in your message to the intergovernmental conference military, civil defence and the fire brigades (RK MZF), following its plenary meeting on Friday.

The number of 'against our will' protection service has dropped dramatically in recent years. Instead of the required 6000 had been recruited in the past year, only just 3700 civil protection members. Thus, a vulnerability threat in the cantons.

The RK MZF has therefore recommended to the security policy commissions of the Federal Parliament, which examine the leadership of civil service and civil protection, as well as the Integration of service agents with ethical problems in the civil protection. In addition, it should be investigated whether the recruitment base could be enlarged by women and/or foreigners.

at the plenary session, present head of the Department of defence, civil protection and Sport (VBS), Viola Amherd , it was recommended that a working group consisting of representatives of the Confederation and the cantons to use under the guidance of the Federal office for population protection. This working group should examine how the civil service integrated into the civil protection and the recruitment of vessel could be extended. (nag/sda)

Created: 03.05.2019, 17:54 PM

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