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Albanian Civil Protection Alfred Prifti Ministry of Interior C O N T E N T - State of Art - Organization - Forest fires emergency, summer 2007 - Disaster.

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1 Albanian Civil Protection Alfred Prifti Ministry of Interior C O N T E N T - State of Art - Organization - Forest fires emergency, summer Disaster preparedness - Future needs

2 Institutions, Organizations and Structure

3 COUNCIL OF MINISTERS Ministry of Interior Inter-Ministerial Committee for Civil Emergencies Line Ministries Active Operational Structures Supporting Structures Monitoring Structures Head of Operations at Central level (Civil Emergency Management Team)

4 Ministry of Interior Local Emergency Commissions Planning & Coordination Prefects of Qarks (Regions) Civil Emergency Commissions Local Government Bodies Line Ministries Monitoring Structures National Emergency Operations Center Directorate of Fire-fighting & Rescue State reserves

5 1.Hazards: 1.Earthquakes 2.Floods 3.Forest fires 4.Landslides 5.Heavy snowfall 6.Epidemics 7.Technological accident 8.Critical Infrastructure DISASTER RISK ASSESSMENT

6 What does the National Plan represent ? National Civil Emergency Plan is the first ever document of its kind in Albania It reflects: Policy and main priorities of Albanian in the Civil Emergency Service Albanian and international experience in the field of civil emergencies Albanian legal base, standards and widely accepted procedures It systematizes and clarifies roles and responsibilities of all relevant governmental institutions and civil society organizations for the Civil Emergency management Assures a planned and coordinated use of all national and international capacities in the country It doesn’t substitute other line ministries and institutions plans, and on the contrary bucks up and serves as a guide for them National Plan has been prepared based in a correct and logical procedure and methodology, which include Risk Assessment study, large consultations, information sharing, and a comprehension and consensus of all relevant institutions and organizations

7 LAST SUMMER FOREST FIRES IN ALBANIA

8 During July- August, was declared the emergency situation and the Inter-Ministerial Committee chaired by deputy Prime Minister was established, composed by Minister of Interior, Minister of Defence, Minister of Environment and Minister of Health. Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Defense were involved. Prefects supported by Civil Emergency Commission were fully engaged. Head of the operations at center level were General Director of Civil Emergencies and Joint Armed Forces Commander. Operational forces involved Forest Service Fire Fighting and Rescue Service Armed Forces State Police Ambulance Service Local Authorities Community. Albanian structures involved in forest fire fighting operations

9 Thanks to EADRCC and MIC due to information sharing and coordination support, we rented Fire Fighting Aircraft from Ukraine, Helicopters from Germany and we got support from other countries also. Thanks to Italian Civil Protection Department for continuous support with fire fighting aircrafts. Greek fire fighting service for joint efforts for fire fighting in the border areas. We got fire fighting equipments and materials from: a.Austria b.Sweden c.Czech Republic d.Greece Financial support from a)USAID International support

10 Disaster preparedness Italy - MoU Turkey – In process France Sweden (SRSA) – through DPPI SEE Germany – In process Macedonia – in process Montenegro – in process Greece – Bilateral Agreement Project proposal for disaster risk reduction with World Bank Improve fire service and forest service-Program of the Albanian Government

11 Needs and possible areas for cooperation Strengthen bilateral relations with neighbor countries Regional center for disaster response Improve cooperation with MIC Improve cooperation with EU structures for hydrometeorological and seismic hazards.

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