Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief

Uprava Republike Slovenije za zaščito in reševanje, Ministrstvo za obrambo (Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief) (hereinafter referred to as URSZR) is a constituent body of the Ministry of Defence. It performs administrative and professional protection, rescue and relief tasks as well as other tasks regarding protection against natural and other disasters.

URSZR is divided into six internal organizational units (four sectors and two services) based in Ljubljana as well as 13 other URSZR branches operating throughout Slovenia. Within each branch there is a regional notification 112 centre that performs a 24-hour duty service. Altogether, 300 people are employed at URSZR branches and notification centres.

Civil Protection of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

The Civil Protection of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (PCRAFVG) was born after the catastrophic experience of the earthquake of 1976. From the official foundation in 1986 PCRAFVG has grown up and has improved focus on the protection of environment and citizens against natural risks (sismic, idraulic, idrogeologic, wildland fire).

The main  activities of  PCRAFVG are grouped in these tasks:

  • Prevention;
  • Forecasting – Prediction – Alert;
  • Fast intervention – Rescue.

The regional Civil Protection System is based on the regional functionaries working in the Operative Center of the PCRAFVG (OC) of Palmanova and the civil protection volunteers organized in the municipality groups. The OC is connected with National Department of  Civil Protection in Rome.

The Operative Center in Palmanova is composed by:

  • Technical and scientific service for forecasting-prediction, alerting and coordination of rescue
  • h24 control room
  • Monitoring networks and logistic
  • Service of prevention and fast intervention
  • Civil an environmental engineers, geologists and technicians,
  • Volunteers management
  • Administrative service
  • Municipality civil protection groups are formed by 11000 Volunteers organized in:
  • 219 technical-logistic teams;
  • 119 fire-fighting teams;
  • 1 water rescue team.

HITEC Luxembourg S.A.

HITEC Luxembourg S.A., a 100%-owned Luxembourg company, has developed its business activities in the field of innovative and quality products and services. The company is ISO 9001 certified for engineering, analysis, consulting, manufacturing, maintenance and sales of systems in mechanics, electronics, physical measuring techniques as well as information and communication technologies. The Luxembourg ESR label for corporate social responsibility (CSR) certifies the commitment by HITEC Luxembourg to monitor and promote an approach to CSR with respect to economic, social and environmental dimensions of its stakeholders.

HITEC Luxembourg offers high technology solutions covering different business areas: satellite ground segment technology; customer specific and standard equipment for testing and measuring of physical properties; engineering; consulting; software & ICT development and project management. HITEC Luxembourg serves private and public sector customers at a national and international level. Its business objectives, as a specialized high technology provider are to achieve a strong sustainable market position; to expand its activities at an international level as well as to promote the Luxembourg site through the realization of innovative high quality value-added products and services.

HITEC Luxembourg has designed and built Satellite Antennas for SES ASTRA and the new Galileo ground station antennas. HITEC Luxembourg developed a solution called Public Safety Suite that is based on the concepts developed in the EU funded FP6 project u-2010. The company is active as coordinator/technical coordinator or partner in several EU and CELTIC projects (i.e. u-2010, HNPS).