Central State administration body competent for civil protection activities

Project partner

Authorised representative: Director General Dragan Lozančić, PhD

Address: Nehajska 5, 10 000 Zagreb     

Phone: 00 385 1 36 50 011, 00 385 1 36 50 085

Point of contact: Petar Vitas

Phone: 00 385 91 112 1074

Email address: petar.vitas@duzs.hr

Web page: www.duzs.hr

The National Protection and Rescue Directorate is the central State administration body responsible for civil protection activities. It undertakes administrative and professional tasks referring to: establishment of a protection and rescue system for citizens, material and other assets in disasters; training and professional development of participants in the protection and rescue system; provision of necessary assistance in eliminating consequences in the event of natural disasters, epidemic and other incidents and disasters; civil protection activities; fire fighting activities; alert and notification system and international cooperation in the protection and rescue area. The National Protection and Rescue Directorate also undertakes other activities under its competence in accordance with a special law.

The National Protection and Rescue Directorate is competent for the following activities:

  1. Coordinates civil protection activities in the Republic of Croatia;
  2. Analyses, processes and provides information and data on all types of hazards and possible consequences of major emergencies and disasters;
  3. Establishes and manages the unified alert system in the Republic of Croatia and alerts and notifies the population;
  4. Receives all types of 112 emergency phone calls, forwards information to competent services, coordinates their interaction and consolidates feedback on activities undertaken;
  5. Activates operational forces of the civil protection system and coordinates their activities;
  6. Receives, provides and carries out the transit of emergency humanitarian aid in cooperation with competent bodies of the Republic of Croatia and other countries;
  7. Trains members of the operational forces of the civil protection system and other participants of the civil protection system;
  8. Tests equipment and resources for civil protection and submits proposals for adopting Croatian standards in this area.