Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe

National emergency/ disaster management authority: Protection and Rescue Directorate
Main tasks:

  •  Develops the Plan for protection and rescue from natural disasters or other disasters;
  •  Develops an Assessment of endangerment by natural disasters or other disasters in cooperation with the responsible state authorities;
  •  Organizes and prepares the protection and rescue system;
  •  Suggests measures for equipping and development of the protection and rescue system;
  •  Enables functioning of the system for prevention and tracking of occurring, as well as mitigation of consequences caused by natural disasters or other disasters;
  •  Provides timely engagement and efficient utilization of the protection and rescue forces of the Republic of Macedonia and the rapid response teams;
  •  Administers complete implementation of protection and rescue measures;
  •  Enables realization of strategic and medium term protection and rescue goals;
  •  Participates in the manning and realization of mobilization of the protection and rescue forces of the Republic of Macedonia;
  •  Determines the needs for development and equips the protection and rescue forces of the Republic of Macedonia;
  •  Ensures the supply with material reserves necessary for protection and rescue;
  •  Controls and assesses the preparedness of protection and rescue forces;
  •  Organizes and conveys exercise activities for protection and rescue needs;
  •  Develops education curricula and training programs for protection and rescue;
  •  Plans and conveys international cooperation in the field of protection and rescue;
  •  Plans, organizes and enables exercise activities and participation in collective protection and rescue systems outside the territory of the Republic of Macedonia;
  •  Develops expert directives in the area of protection and rescue.
  •  Determines norms and standards for the protection and rescue system.
Head of Service: Mr. Shaban SALIU, Director
Contact information
Address: Angel Dimovski 8 St., Skopje 1000
Phone: +389 2 5514 302
Fax: +389 2 5514 354
E-mail: dzs@dzs.gov.mk