The General Directorate of Emergencies and Civil Protection of Madrid City Council is in charge of exercising the attributions conferred to the municipality on civil protection. It has to manage and organize fire department, emergency and rescues service and the civil protection volunteers corps.
Disaster Reduction Goal
Integrate risk reduction into planning and strategies of different areas of the City Council
Policies and Programmes in DRR
Madrid City Council has developed an innovative model supported by three pillars: integration of safety and emergency services, strengthening prevention and improvement of professional and technical excellence of the emergency services
Membership in Key Networks
-ISDR ( Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction)
-International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012
Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)
The General Directorate of Emergencies and Civil protection is involved in a project to create a local platform for risk reduction as an interdepartamental advisory body to facilitate advise, coordination and control of risk.
Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)
-Record and analyse of statistical information on contingencies.
-Integrated Centre of Security and Emergencies of Madrid: brings together in one single place the control points for municipal Policy, Fire Brigade, Urgency and Rescue Service and Mobility Service, increasing the efficiency of actions and guaranteeing better coordination.
Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)
-Public campaigns of dissemination and information targeted to citizens
-Citizens training based on two programs: one aimed at alerting in case of an emergency and the other at providing first aid to people affected
Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)
Improve psychosocial preparedness of the community
Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)
-Disaster preparedness exercises
-Plans to prepare for and ensure rapid response
Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)
-Critical facilities disruption