Directorate was established by law for the protection and rescue. The work started in 16/05/2005.
The directorate is an independent state body.
Is incurred by joining the civil protection of the Ministry of Defense and inspection for fire safety by the Ministry of Interior.
It consists of 4 sections with 11 departments, 4 independent units and 35 regional offices for protection and rescue.
Protection and rescue of people, the environment, material goods, natural resources, flora and fauna and cultural heritage from natural disasters and other accidents in peace, emergency and martial law, are regulated by the Law on protection and rescue and the unique system protection and rescue.