513.75 order on military disaster assistance in the country (OAMC) on 29 October 2003 (State on November 18, 2003) the federal Council Swiss, view of art. 150, al. 1, of the Act of 3 February 1995 on the army, stop: art. 1 scope this order regulates the commitment of military assets in disaster in the country.
The order of 8 December 1997 adjusting the commitment of military assets in civilian activities and activities outside the service rule the use of military means as a result of the intervention of disaster relief.
Disaster relief provisions provided for by the agreements concluded with neighbouring States are reserved.
RS 513.74 art. 2 principle disaster assistance is provided when an event causes losses and damage such as resources in staff and equipment available to the affected community are more appropriate or sufficient.
Art. 3 nature of the military assistance the military disaster relief disaster is to: a. advise the civilian authorities or the bodies appointed by them; b. to provide material and military; c. facilities commit troops of the army and of military and civilian departmental sector of defence personnel.
Art. 4 intervention of troops between intervention of troops into account for: a. Save and protect people and animals or, in a pinch, material; b. property help isolated populations; c. avoid the extension of the disaster area and consequential damage; d. contribute to the rehabilitation of vital infrastructure; e. help to evacuate; f. strengthen or meet civilian means.
Apart from the above tasks, the troupe should not be affected removal or restoration work. The federal Department of defence, protection of the population and sports (DDPS) rules on exceptions.
Art. 5 conditions the intervention of troops based on the principle of subsidiarity. It takes into account when civil authorities can perform their duties, due to a lack of staff, equipment or time.
Assistance is provided on request.
Art. 6 terms the cantonal authorities shall apply as follows: a. for the troops to the training service or support service, they are directed to the staff (AFJS) armed through the competent territorial region, or even directly to the AFJS, if the territorial region command cannot be reached; b. for troops to active duty It is for the competent territorial region command.
Art. 7 decision and setting up the DDPS adjudicates applications for aid and the intervention of troops in a disaster where troops are at the service of education or support service.
When it is necessary for reasons of time, the AFJS can be used: a. to military and civilian departmental sector of defence personnel; b. training of fast action; c. the military disaster relief training; d. at other troops to the training service or support service; e. Army equipment.
He submits its decision for approval of the DDPS promptly.
The use in schools or training requires the army or air force agreement.
In times of national defence service, are empowered to adjudicate requests for assistance: a. command of the territorial region events occurring in their area of intervention; b. the AFJS during a disaster or an emergency beyond the limits of a territorial region.
Art. 8 type of intervention interventions within the meaning of this order are completed in respect of the support service. The provisions on spontaneous assistance according to art. 11 are reserved.
Art. 9 powers of the civil authorities the benefit of the troops are provided to the civilian authorities.
The civil authorities decide, in agreement with the competent military organs of the commitment of the means at their disposal.
The civil authorities assign its mission to the troop commander, after to have referred to the military body which ruled on the application for assistance.
The overall intervention responsibility to civil authorities.
Art. 10 reporting at intervention, the troops and the means of Air Forces are subordinate to the Commander of the territorial region (Commander of the disaster assistance) which depends on the affected area. The latter means a Chief of military intervention for each area and coordinates cooperation with the cantonal authorities.
The troop commander led the troupe during the intervention.
Art. 11 spontaneous help the troop located nearby the place of a disaster provides spontaneous assistance, insofar as it does not interfere with the execution of its mission.
Spontaneous assistance is limited in space and time.
The troop commander decides the commitment.
Spontaneous assistance announced by the troop commander, immediately and by the chain of command, the AFJS.
Art. 12 equipment of the army in case of intervention, the company uses equipment that has been assigned.
It may require equipment and additional means of transport through the AFJS.
Art. 13 cost benefits of intervention for disaster assistance are generally provided free of charge.
The DDPS statue on exceptions.
Art. 14 execution the DDPS executes this order.
The head of the army may issue technical guidelines.
Art. 15 repeal of the law in force the order of 16 June 1997 on the military disaster in the country is repealed.
[RO 1997 1582]
Art. 16 entry into force this order comes into force January 1, 2004.
RO 2003 3997 RS 510.10 State on November 18, 2003