El Salvador General Directorate for Civil Protection

The functions of El Salvador's General Directorate for Civil Protection (Dirección General de Protección Civil, Prevención y Mitigación de Desastres - DGPC) are as follows:

  • Develop the Plan of Civil Protection, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
  • Lead the implementation of plans for preparedness, emergency response and civil protection
  • Lead the Emergency Operations Center, EOC
  • Prepare and maintain warning systems
  • Promote outreach and education on disaster prevention in schools, communities and municipalities
  • Establish inter-agency and international relations to collect relevant information