Civil Protection

Service Description

Civil protection comes into play when hazard prevention measures can no longer be guaranteed due to other legal provisions.

The responsible authorities are

  • the counties and independent cities for local disaster control tasks
  • the state for the central tasks of disaster control.

The Thuringian Law on Fire Protection, General Assistance and Disaster Control (ThürBKG) does not establish "all responsibility" for disaster control. Responsibility for radiation protection and flood prevention measures remains with the relevant department in the event of a disaster. In the event of an emergency, supplementary administrative assistance by the disaster control authorities is possible.

The Thuringian Disaster Protection Ordinance (ThürKatSVO) specifies uniform minimum standards for the establishment, organization and equipment as well as for basic and advanced training in disaster protection.

In addition to the fire departments, the private aid organizations and the Technical Relief Organization (Landesverband Sachsen, Thüringen) in particular are deployed. Basic and advanced training in disaster control builds on the specialized training provided by Thuringia's fire departments and aid organizations. The state has established the State Fire and Disaster Protection School in Bad Köstritz as a central training facility.

German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW - Landesverband Sachsen, Thüringen)State Fire Brigade and Disaster Control School
special notes for kreisfreie Stadt Erfurt

The employees are, among other things, the contact persons for questions regarding the billing of services of the fire department and the rescue service that are subject to costs and fees and for the processing of appeals for cost and fee notices.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Amt für Brandschutz, Rettungsdienst und Katastrophenschutz

Visiting address
St.-Florian-Straße 4
99092 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-5001
0361 655-5009
Opening times
Monday 08:30 - 12:00 and 13:30 - 15:00 Tuesday 08:30 - 12:00 and 13:30 - 15:00 Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00 Thursday 08:30 - 12:00 and 13:30 - 15:00 Friday 08:30 - 12:00
Transport connection