RA Minister of Emergency Situations
In office since
6 February 2017
Ministry of Emergency Situations
The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia is a republican body of executive authority, which develops and implements the Government’s policy in sectors within its competence in accordance with the laws, this Statute and other legal acts of the Republic of Armenia.
Yerevan, Davitashen 4-th b., A. Mikoyan 109/8
Standalone Units and State Agencies
Head: Hrachya Ghukasyan
The Accreditation and Licensing Agency keeps the register of hazardous facilities, records man-made accidents, industrial accidents with fatal and other severe outcome, carries out other functions related to the issuance, extension, renewal, suspension and termination of licenses for circulation of explosives and explosive devices, performance of explosions, keeps records of rescue formations and other functions.
Head: Mushegh Ghazaryan
The Rescue Service develops programs for the prevention of emergency situations, minimization and elimination of their consequences, protection of the population in emergency situations and implementation of civil defense activities, the creation of civil defense reserves, fire protection, fire-rescue services and other functions.
Head: Hrachya Petrosyan
The Seismic Protection Service Agency collects measurement data from seismic survey stations on a round-the-clock basis, processes and analyzes the data so collected, makes current seismic hazard and seismic risk assessment, implements seismic risk reduction-targeted measures, develops seismic risk quantitative assessment technology based on key risk factors, risk level, population density and building vulnerability, raises public awareness and provides training. In disaster preparedness programs a major role is reserved to the Earthquake Protection Code of Conduct.
Head: Ashot Mkrtchyan
The State Fire and Technical Safety Inspectorate exercises control over compliance with the requirements of normative documents on fire and safety by central and local government agencies and organizations, as well as public officials and citizens, conducts statutory inspections and fire protection surveys in institutions, residential buildings and private houses, implements investigation of fires and technical security-related accidents, applies administrative sanctions and other functions.
Head: Sergey Shahinyan
In cooperation with the coordinating agencies, the State Reserves Agency carries out work related to the roster of State-reserved material values subject to storage and conservation, develops norms for accumulation and replacement of such material values, responsible conservation organizations and agency organizations and state reserve material accumulation, omission, refund, update, replace, established control over the locations of projects and tasks and other functions.