State Emergency Service of Ukraine
State Emergency Service Seal
Flag of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine
|Headquarters||55, Honchar St, Kiev |
|Employees||~60,000 in peace time|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Internal Affairs|
The State Emergency Service (Ukrainian: Державна служба України з надзвичайних ситуацій); until 24 December 2012 the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Міністерство надзвичайних ситуацій України), is the main body in the system of central bodies of the executive power that provides realization of a state policy in the sphere of a civil defence, rescue, creation and functioning of the system of insurance fund documentation, utilization of radioactive wastes, protection of population and territory from any emergency situations, preventing such situations and reaction to them, liquidation of their results and the results of the Chernobyl catastrophe. It is abbreviated as МНС [України]. The ministry manages its sphere of operations and is fully responsible for its development. The agency directly administers the zone of alienation which is located just north of Kiev.
The agency's motto is "To prevent. To rescue. To help." (Ukrainian: Запобігти. Врятувати. Допомогти).
The former ministry was created in 1996 upon the merging the ministry of Ukraine in protection of population from the consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe and the headquarters of the state civil defense which until then were two different establishments. Later in 2003 to the agency was included the Fire Department that was under jurisdiction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Militsiya).
Until 1991 the ministry of Ukraine in protection of population from the consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe was a state committee of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukrainian SSR, while the state civil defense was part of the bigger All-Union civil defense network in the Soviet Union.
Until 2005 the agency was a military reserve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but after the 2003 reform and merger with the Fire Department, all militarized formation were dissolved and in 2005 the agency became officially non-military and focused on rescue services.
Until the administration reform on December 9, 2010 it was called as Ministry of Ukraine in emergencies and affairs in protection of population from the consequences of the Chornobyl catastrophe. After the reform three major bodies of central executive power were directly subordinated to it:
- State service of mining supervision and industrial safety of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Державна служба гірничого нагляду та промислової безпеки України)
- State agency of Ukraine in administration of the zone of alienation (Ukrainian: Державне агентство України з управління зоною відчуження)
- State inspection of techogenic safety of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Державна інспекція техногенної безпеки України)
- Other agencies
- State department of fire-prevention security (see Firefighting)
- State search and rescue aviation service Ukraviaposhuk
- State hydro-meteorological service
- State department of the insurance documentation fund of the Ministry
On 24 December 2012 the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine was transformed into State Emergency Service and placed under jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. On 25 April 2014 the service was transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
- Central Bureau of Emergency Situations
- State militarized mining rescue brigade (Kryvyi Rih)
- Dnipro militarized mining rescue brigade
- Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center
- Ukrainian Aviation Meteorological Center
- Main Aviation Coordination Center of search and rescue
- "Rescuer"-Inform Information Analytical Center
- Center of Civil Security 112
- Mobile Rescue Center (Kiev)
- Odessa Sanatorium (Odessa)
List of Heads of the State Emergency Service
|Ministry||Name||Term of Office|
|Ministry of Defense||Mykhaylo Bolotskykh||24 December 2012||2 March 2014|
|Ministry of Defense
Ministry of Internal Affairs
|Serhiy Bochkovsky||2 March 2014||25 March 2015|
|Ministry of Internal Affairs||Zoryan Shkiryak (acting)||25 March 2015||14 May 2015|
|Ministry of Internal Affairs||Mykola Chechotkin||14 May 2015||incumbent|
Former agency executives (prior to 2012 reorganisation)
List of former chiefs of State Civil Defense
|Prime-Minister(s)||Name||Term of Office|
|Vitold Fokin, Leonid Kuchma, Vitali Masol||Mykola Bondarchuk||August 24, 1991||October 1993|
|Vitali Masol, Yevhen Marchuk, Pavlo Lazarenko||Lt.Gen. Viktor Grechaninov||October 1993||May 1997|
List of Ministers of Emergencies
Higher commanding staff
|General of Emergency Services
Генерал служби цивільного захисту України
Senior commanding staff
Average commanding staff
Junior commanding staff
|Chief master sergeant
State Emergency Service Aviation
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The Special Aviation Unit and Operational Rescue Service of the State Emergency Service (Специального авиационного отряда Оперативно-спасательной службы гражданской защиты) is based in the city of Nizhyn.
The Special Aviation Unit can work independently or in cooperation with other units of the State Emergency Service to fulfill the task of protection of population and territory, material and cultural values and the environment during emergencies, special works in difficult conditions.
|Fixed Wing Aircraft|
|An-30||Ukraine||Aerial Surveillance and Aerial Photography||2|
|Eurocopter EC145||France||Medevac Helicopter|
- Fire protection
- Fire safety
- Search and rescue
- State Emergency Service
- Ministry of Emergency Situations (Russia)
- "Official website". Mar 2017.
- Ukraine arrests two top officials at cabinet meeting, BBC News (25 March 2015)
- Interior minister's advisor Shkiriak appointed as acting head of Emergency Service – MP Heraschenko, Interfax-Ukraine (25.03.2015)
- "Management - SES of Ukraine". Retrieved 2019-11-14.
- Yanukovych appoints new Cabinet of Ministers, Kyiv Post (24 December 2012)
- "ДСНС перейшла в підпорядкування МВС DSNS has become subordinated to MIA" (in Ukrainian). Gazeta Lviv. 2014-04-25.
- Baloha resigns as emergencies minister, Kyiv Post (2 November 2012)
- Read more on UNIAN: https://economics.unian.info/10277079-ukraine-to-get-four-french-helicopters-for-rescue-operations-by-year-end.html
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