To ensure management capacities and readiness
Protected premises include command posts, facilities for rescue units, and protected first aid posts and hospitals. They serve to ensure the management capacities and the readiness of civil protection resources. Command posts serve management and management support functions. Facilities for rescue units are available to the personnel and a part of the equipment of the partner organisation units.
Firs aid premises
The Confederation defines framework requirements for protected first aid premises. The cantons are obliged to guarantee facilities and treatment in protected hospitals for at least 0.6 percent of the population (combined with an acute care hospital) and in protected first aid posts (not directly linked to an acute care hospital).
Varied level of readiness
Only a limited number of protected premises ready for immediate use will be maintained for training purposes and for the event of a disaster or emergency. The others are to retain their function, with a reduced level of readiness. Regulations on readiness are issued by the Confederation.