Civil protection

06 March 2020

New coronavirus

How can I protect myself against the new coronavirus? Where can I find information on the current situation in my canton? We have compiled the official information from the Swiss authorities on the new coronavirus in this blog post.

04 November 2019

FOCP in attendance at the International Public Safety Wireless Leaders Forum

Representatives from the Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP) attended the 2019 International Public Safety Wireless Leaders Forum. Organised by the United States First Responder Network Authority and held in the US city of Boulder, Colorado from 26 to 31 August, the conference provided attendees from North America, Europe, Oceania and Japan with an opportunity to discuss and share their experiences of mobile broadband public safety communication solutions for first responders.

18 October 2018

Alerts and information now available via Alertswiss

With the upgraded version of Alertswiss, the federal government and cantons have created a new platform for alerting and informing the general public. As of today, the authorities will also issue public warnings and information on hazardous situations via Alertswiss. The new Alertswiss app and Alertswiss website represent the most up-to-date channels for providing alerts.