The County Administrative Board cooperates with different bodies on a local, regional and central level to create a secure and safe society. We must have contingency plans in place to handle situations which arise before, during and after an emergency.
During an emergency the County Administrative Board shall provide support for all collaborative authorities, organizations and key public enterprises and coordinate its efforts with theirs. If there is a state of emergency or war breaks out, the County Administrative Board should lead and coordinate all civil operations in the county and liaise with military operations.
In the case of extensive rescue operations the County Administrative Board takes over responsibility for the operations of the municipal rescue services in the municipality or municipalities concerned.
Each county has civil liability for accidents or emissions from power plants, but in Uppsala, Kalmar and Halland County, the County Administrative Board also has extended emergency information concerning the security around nuclear power plants and the risk of emissions of radioactive substances.
We also ensure that the municipal rescue services comply with the the Accident Prevention Act (SFS 2003:778).