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Inter-municipal Civil Defence Plan

SERVICE MERCATO CLIENT Comuni della Comunità Montana YEAR 2016 - 2018


Update the Municipal Emergency Civil Defence Plans and the Supra-municipal Coordination Plan.

Project challenge

Comunità Montana (mountainous area) municipalities are small entities and often do not have sufficient structures in terms of material resources and means to deal with a civil defence emergency.


In the wake of the Regional Authority’s recommendations, NIER updated the Municipal and Inter-municipal Plans to incorporate an intervention model that provides for joint management of emergencies, with a view to optimising the use of existing resources, sharing means and materials and creating a single inter-municipal operations room.


Execution phases


Identification of the risks present in the municipal territories, through a detailed analysis of the environmental and anthropic characteristics of the area x identification of the reference scenarios on which to base the civil defence response.


Assigning responsibilities and duties, which means answering the “who does what” question.


Definition of the chain of command and control and organisational coordination methods, by means of specific operational procedures for each type of risk, necessary for the identification and implementation of urgent actions.


Setting up a warning system, i.e. defining how to signal an emergency and trigger the various alert phases for each type of risk.


Identification of the human and material resources needed to face and overcome the emergency situation: which and how many resources are available and how they can be activated.

Achieved results

The plans were drawn up in compliance with the Augustus Method, and with the Regional and National Guidelines, in relation to the following persistent prevailing territory risks:

  • Seismic risk
  • Woodland and interface fire risks
  • Weather, hydrogeological and hydraulic risk
  • Risk of snow, ice and cold waves.

At the heart of the Plans are the operational procedures and intervention model that define the chain of command and control during an adverse event. In particular, the activation of the supra-municipal level of emergency management is envisaged in the case of:

  • Event scenarios involving several municipalities for which coordinated management is required;
  • Events that involve even just one municipality, but which are not entirely manageable with only the resources present at the municipal level.


The plan details were presented to the population, and a training meeting was organised for municipal technicians and civil defence volunteer groups.

Risks for the territory



Section of Risk Map for Interface Fires


Public presentation of the Plans

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