The FYR of Macedonia has a population of almost 2 million people, giving it an order of magnitude of Level 1 according to the classification used here(*).
The country is divided into eight regions, each with a regional crisis management centre headquarters and Civil Protection headquarters, plus the capital city municipality of Skopje, which has a population of around 500,000. Although the sizes of the regions vary they generally have an order of magnitude of Level 2.
The regional headquarters manage Territorial Protection and Rescue Forces, which include a range of Civil Protection services including fire-fighting units, medical units, protection and animal rescue units, and units to coordinate the evacuation and sheltering of people at risk.
The regions are further subdivided into 32 municipalities (Level 3). The following actors are responsible for Civil Protection at this local level:
- Protection and rescue forces;
- TFF (professional fire-fighters);
- Private companies and public enterprises.
(*) The organisational complexity depends mainly on the size of the population to be dealt with: in the following we will refer to Level 0 when dealing with organisations responsible for populations of 10 million to 100 million; to Level 1 when dealing with organisations responsible for populations of 1 million to 10 million; to Level 2 when dealing with organisations responsible for populations of 100,000 to 1 million; and to Level 3 when dealing with organisations responsible for populations of 10,000 to 100,000.