Five partner organisations
The civil protection system must ensure that the five partner organisations: the police, the fire, health care and technical services, as well as the protection & support service (P&S) cooperate effectively. Each of the five civil protection partner organisations is in charge of its particular domain. They support each other in the execution of these tasks.
The following pages outline the partner organisations and the tasks they are entrusted with in civil protection, except for those arising from everyday events. If you would like to go into detail about Civil protection concept in Switzerland, just follow the link leading you to the corresponding pages (links on the right).
Reforms of CP partner organisations
All partner organisations are currently undergoing a reform. For the police this reform is linked among other things to a project to review Switzerland's internal security system "USIS". The fire services launched their reform with the "Feuerwehr 2000 plus" concept. The health services must adapt to current conditions, and the technical services are reacting to privatisation. Only the reform of P&S service will be discussed below, in which the Confederation - in close cooperation with the cantons - will have a significant say.