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n accordance with Article 2 of the Federal Decree on the National Emergency Operations Centre, the NEOC is the federal centre of expertise for exceptional events. It is a division of the Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP) which itself is part of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports (DDPS).Among its missions is coping with incidents involving the Montblanc TimeWalker Replica real or suspected increase in radioactivity, large-scale chemical accidents, the flooding or rupturing of dams, as well as risks related to satellite re-entry. Furthermore, the Federal Council may allocate additional tasks to the NEOC at any time.
The NEOC is structured primarily with deployment in mind. 14 of its 26 employees man the emergency stand-by service, which can be reached 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day. It receives around 400 incidents every year. It carries out a situation assessment for each incident and where necessary, may call on other experts either within the NEOC itself or from partner organisations at any time. The NEOC relies on efficient, crisis-proof and redundant channels of communication amongst others with the control rooms of the cantonal police forces.