Civil Protection exercises are, in general, excellent opportunities for learning. If sometimes it’s impracticable to join in the same exercise all entities with direct or indirect competence on the matter in question, the elaboration of an Observer’s Program may be a good solution to allow entities and personalities interested to follow it in a closer way but with no direct intervention.

The Observer’s Program should be directed to representatives of the entities involved and not involved in the exercise and should allow those elements to experience the various components of it, through decision centres, command posts and sites of operations, always accompanied by someone familiar with the exercise and the ways in which it is developed, in order to provide the proper framing and clarify any doubts.

Foreign Observers confirmed until the present moment:

AUSTRIA – Fire Fighter Association Vorarlberg

AZERBAIJAN – Ministry of Emergency Situations

BELARUS – Ministry for Emergency Situation of the Republic of Belarus

BELGIUM – Directorate General for Civil Protection Belgium

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – Ministry of Security B&H

BULGARIA – Directorate General Fire Safety and Civil Protection – Ministry of Interior

CZECH REPUBLIC – Ministry of Interior – General Directorate of the Fire and Rescue Service of the Czech Republic – Unit of Integrated Rescue System


FRANCE – French General Directorate of Civil Protection and Crisis Management D.G.S.C.C.G.

FRANCE – National Civil Protection Operational Center for Crisis Management

GEORGIA – Emergency Managenment Service under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia

GREECE – General Secretary for Civil Protection

HUNGARY – Baranya County Directorate for Disaster Management – Fire Serviçes of Pécs

HUNGARY – National Directorate General for Disaster Management – Ministry of the Interior

JORDAN – Jordan Civil Defense

LATVIA – Fire and Rescue Service of the Republic of Latvia

LEBANON – Directorate General of Civil Defense

MALTA – Civil Protection Malta

NETHERLANDS – Ministry of Justice and Security

NORWAY – Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning

ROMANIA – General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations

SERBIA – Sector for emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia

SLOVAKIA – Fire and rescue Force

SPAIN – Civil Protection of the Government of Málaga

SPAIN – Dirección General de Protección Ciudadana de La Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha

SPAIN – Directorate General Emergencies and Civil Protection – Regional Government of Andalusia

SPAIN – Directorate General of Civil Protection – Generalitat of Catalonia

SPAIN – Spanish Government Delegation in Andaluzia

SPAIN – Subdelegación del Gobierno en Guadalajara – Unidad de Protección Civil