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Civil Protection System and Crisis Communication in Lithuania

Crisis Communication in Emergencies – Latvia and other countries experience

9November2010,

Riga

Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior

Lithuania


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SOME FACTS ABOUT LITHUANIA Lithuania

  • Surface:

  • 65.3 thousand km2

  • Border - 1731 km

  • Total Population -

  • 3 326 800

  • Administrative division:

  • 10 counties,

  • 60 municipalities

Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior

Lithuania


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DEVELOPMENT OF FIRE AND CIVIL PROTECTION INSTITUTIONS IN LITHUANIA

1990-2010

  • In 1990 The Fire Department was established

  • In 1991 The Civil Protection Department under the Ministry of Defense was established

  • In 1994 rescue brigades were turned over to the Fire Department and it was assigned to carry out rescue works

  • In 1999 the Fire Department was reorganized into the Fire and Rescue Department

  • On January 1, 2005 The Civil Protection Department was merged into the Fire and Rescue Department

  • From 1 July 2006 Emergency Response Centre became a part of the Fire and Rescue Department

  • From 1 February 2010 County Fire and Rescue Boards became responsible for the implementation of civil protection functions in counties

Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior

Lithuania


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CIVIL PROTECTION LAW LITHUANIA

(RECAST)

  • entered into force on 1 January 2010

  • 2 level – national (state) and municipal (local) – Civil Protection System

  • prevention, preparedness, response and mitigation of incidents, extreme

  • events and emergencies

    Main tasks:

  • - to specify competence of institutions of Civil Protection System

  • to simplify organisation of Civil Protection System

  • to develop flexible and operative Civil Protection System

  • to strengthen preparedness of institutions of Civil Protection System

  • to avoid duplication of functions of institutions of Civil Protection System

Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior

Lithuania


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CIVIL PROTECTION LAW LITHUANIA

(RECAST)

Civil Protection System comprises:

  • Government of the Republic of Lithuania

  • State and municipal institutions

  • Economic entities

  • Public organisations

  • Civil protection forces

  • (fire and rescue, police, state border guard, medical services, public security service, state food and agriculture service, other emergency services, forces of economic entities, volunteers)

  • Emergency Commissions

  • Emergency Operation Centres

Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior

Lithuania


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CIVIL PROTECTION LAW LITHUANIA

(RECAST)

  • Emergency Management Plan – a document that regulates using and management of human and material resources in case of emergencies or their imminent threat thereof

  • Government of RL approves State Emergency Management Plan

  • Emergency Management Plan is to be developed by:

  • - Office of the Seimas, Prosecution General, the Bank of Lithuania,

  • the Communications Regulatory Authority, Special Investigation Service,

  • State Security Department, National Courts Administration

  • - ministries and other state institutions

  • - municipalities

  • - economic entities that meet the requirements determined by Order of the Director

  • of Fire and Rescue Department

Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior

Lithuania


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Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior

Lithuania

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

LEVELS OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

state

municipal


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STATE LEVEL Interior

Government Emergency Commission

State Operation Leader

State Operation Centre

Operation Centre of Ministry

Operation Centre of Department/ State institution

Operation Centre of Ministry

Operation Centre of Department/ State institution

Operation Centre of Ministry

MUNICIPAL LEVEL

Municipal Emergency Commission

Municipal Emergency Commission

Municipal Emergency Commission

Municipal Operation Leader

Municipal Operation Centre

Municipal Operation Centre

Municipal Operation Centre

Fire and Rescue Department under the Ministry of the Interior

Lithuania

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT


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Municipal Operation Centre Interior

Public Information Group

FireAndRescueDepartamentOperationCentrePublicInformationGroup

GovermentPress-Office

PUBLIC INFORMATION IN EMERGENCIES

Event or Emergency

Operation Leader

Primary information

Official information

Public information on demand

M E D I A

P U B L I C


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Spring Floods in Lithuania Interior

  • More than 30 000 hectares of flooded area

  • 500-900 directly affected population





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THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! Interior

DonatasGurevičius

PublicInformationandAnalysisDivision

StateFireSupervisionBoard

Fire and Rescue Department under MoI

LITHUANIA

Tel. +370 5 271 6597

Fax +370 5 216 3494

E-mail: [email protected]

www.vpgt.lt

www.civilinesauga.lt


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