SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC Civil Defence General Directorate - ICDO

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SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC Civil Defence General Directorate - ICDO

INTERNATIONAL CIVIL DEFENCE DIRECTORY

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

Civil Defence General Directorate

Address :

1. Legislation :

Al-abbassieen Square

P.O. Box 8294

DAMASCUS - Kazazeen

Syrian Arab Republic

Tel : +963 11 461 31 53 / 11 461 11 54

Fax : +963 11 462 75 46

The Law No. 39 for the year of 2003 is the private law of civil defence affairs in the

Syrian Arab Republic, in addition to that there is the internal regulation of Civil

Defence General Directorate for the year 1987.

2. Mission:

- Intervening in damaged areas,

- Caring of prevention of civilians,

- Keeping of continuing of works in private and public establishments, and

- Protect the cultural heritage against several dangers arise by wars or several

disasters.

3. Regulation and procedure :

Administrative planning and executing of civil defence arrangements is mutual

(mixed) depending on centralization of planning and non-centralization of executing.

4. Organization :

The following authorities are responsible of the planning and executing of civil

defence arrangements in the normal and emergency cases:

Normal cases:

- Supreme Council of civil defense;

- High national committee of disasters management,


INTERNATIONAL CIVIL DEFENCE DIRECTORY

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- Civil Defense General Directorate, and its sub-directorates in several

governorates;

- Private protection authority in the establishment

Emergency cases:

- Central leadership of operations of civil management and civil defence;

- Sub-leadership of operations of civil management and civil defence in the

governorates;

- Common councils in the regions and suburbs;

- Local committees in the villages;

- Self-protection authorities in the establishments.

5. Staff :

There are five classes of employees in the civil defence general directorate, in

addition to that there are the civil defence units and troops in several governorates.

6. Training :

There are so many of training courses, in several subjects about civil defence

activities, the period is between 3 days up to 6 months.

7. Equipment/appliances :

There are firefighting engines, rescue vehicles, ambulances, heavy machines, water

tanks, electricity generators. In addition to that there are a lot of machines and

vehicles available in the municipalities which we may use if need.

8. Finances :

There are two parts:

- the first from the government

- the second from the municipalities


INTERNATIONAL CIVIL DEFENCE DIRECTORY

Major-General Ahmed YOUSSIF

Director General of Civil Defence

Birth date: 1949

He’s got married and has four children

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- Educated from the military faculty in 1971

- Did some high qualificative and leading courses

- Vacated some leading position

- From January 2995 up to now he is nominated the Director General of Civil Defence

in Syrian Arab Republic.

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