The Bureau de la sécurité civile seeks to ensure that everyone knows what to do in case of a disaster. It also provides the necessary support for coordinating stakeholders in case of a catastrophe in the area.
Civil security encompasses major disasters as well as situations considered to be exceptional. It includes the following four dimensions: prevention, preparation, intervention and restoration.
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The Bureau de la sécurité civile keeps the Civil Security Plan up to date. The Plan sets out the organization's prevention, preparation, intervention and restoration operations.
In the event of a major disaster, emergency crews are first dispatched to attend to the most vulnerable residents. Any that are not deemed vulnerable may have to wait a bit before receiving assistance from the emergency crews. Thus, it is important to be prepared to manage on your own for 72 hours while waiting for help.
The Bureau de la sécurité civile keeps the civil security plan up to date. The plan covers the organization's prevention, preparation, intervention and recovery measures.
The principal intervention measures are as follows:
Restoration refers to all decisions and actions taken following a disaster to restore the social, economic, physical and environmental conditions in the community while reducing the risks.
What to do after a disaster (in French only)
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