Civil Danger and Risk of Crisis Situation – Risk of Fire from Safety and Protection of Population as Possible Soft Targets

  • Iveta ConevaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


The paper deals with security, fire protection and fire. The issue of security is wide, and its important part is, in particular, the protection of human life – so-called: soft targets in the military as well as in the civil sector, which can be components of critical infrastructure too. Anti-fire security is a matter of global concern, with its primary objective being to protect the health and lives of people, material values and the environment, with a focus on the civilian sector. Protection against fire is a system of prevention and repression, which is housed by the Fire and Rescue Service of the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic. Fires and blasts are unwanted, destructive phenomena, which cause significant economic losses in the national economy each year, as well as significant losses to the lives and health of the population – soft targets in the civilian sector. Examination of fires can be prevented, in the event of their occurrence they can be localized in time and then effectively eliminated by organized activity – by extinguishing.


Security Fire protection Protection of soft targets 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Security EngineeringUniversity of ŽilinaŽilinaSlovakia

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