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SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC Civil Defence General Directorate - ICDO

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INTERNATIONAL CIVIL DEFENCE DIRECTORY<br />

<strong>SYRIAN</strong> <strong>ARAB</strong> <strong>REPUBLIC</strong><br />

<strong>Civil</strong> <strong>Defence</strong> <strong>General</strong> <strong>Directorate</strong><br />

Address :<br />

1. Legislation :<br />

Al-abbassieen Square<br />

P.O. Box 8294<br />

DAMASCUS - Kazazeen<br />

Syrian Arab Republic<br />

Tel : +963 11 461 31 53 / 11 461 11 54<br />

Fax : +963 11 462 75 46<br />

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

Syrian Arab Republic, in addition to that there is the internal regulation of <strong>Civil</strong><br />

<strong>Defence</strong> <strong>General</strong> <strong>Directorate</strong> for the year 1987.<br />

2. Mission:<br />

- Intervening in damaged areas,<br />

- Caring of prevention of civilians,<br />

- Keeping of continuing of works in private and public establishments, and<br />

- Protect the cultural heritage against several dangers arise by wars or several<br />

disasters.<br />

3. Regulation and procedure :<br />

Administrative planning and executing of civil defence arrangements is mutual<br />

(mixed) depending on centralization of planning and non-centralization of executing.<br />

4. Organization :<br />

The following authorities are responsible of the planning and executing of civil<br />

defence arrangements in the normal and emergency cases:<br />

Normal cases:<br />

- Supreme Council of civil defense;<br />

- High national committee of disasters management,


INTERNATIONAL CIVIL DEFENCE DIRECTORY<br />

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<strong>SYRIAN</strong> <strong>ARAB</strong> <strong>REPUBLIC</strong><br />

- <strong>Civil</strong> Defense <strong>General</strong> <strong>Directorate</strong>, and its sub-directorates in several<br />

governorates;<br />

- Private protection authority in the establishment<br />

Emergency cases:<br />

- Central leadership of operations of civil management and civil defence;<br />

- Sub-leadership of operations of civil management and civil defence in the<br />

governorates;<br />

- Common councils in the regions and suburbs;<br />

- Local committees in the villages;<br />

- Self-protection authorities in the establishments.<br />

5. Staff :<br />

There are five classes of employees in the civil defence general directorate, in<br />

addition to that there are the civil defence units and troops in several governorates.<br />

6. Training :<br />

There are so many of training courses, in several subjects about civil defence<br />

activities, the period is between 3 days up to 6 months.<br />

7. Equipment/appliances :<br />

There are firefighting engines, rescue vehicles, ambulances, heavy machines, water<br />

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

vehicles available in the municipalities which we may use if need.<br />

8. Finances :<br />

There are two parts:<br />

- the first from the government<br />

- the second from the municipalities


INTERNATIONAL CIVIL DEFENCE DIRECTORY<br />

Major-<strong>General</strong> Ahmed YOUSSIF<br />

Director <strong>General</strong> of <strong>Civil</strong> <strong>Defence</strong><br />

Birth date: 1949<br />

He’s got married and has four children<br />

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<strong>SYRIAN</strong> <strong>ARAB</strong> <strong>REPUBLIC</strong><br />

- Educated from the military faculty in 1971<br />

- Did some high qualificative and leading courses<br />

- Vacated some leading position<br />

- From January 2995 up to now he is nominated the Director <strong>General</strong> of <strong>Civil</strong> <strong>Defence</strong><br />

in Syrian Arab Republic.

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