The aim of the Civil Protection is to become a more specialised, efficient and modern emergency service, recognised for its complementary expertise within Civil Security at two levels: the Civil Protection at federal level and the emergency rescue zones at local level.
Specifically, the main principles of this new organisation are the following:
an operational unit as an expertise centre per region: Crisnée and Brasschaat
a thorough specialisation in terms of the missions and the equipment collected in 4 groups, called "clusters": CBRN, Search And Rescue, Heavy Technical Deployment and Information & Communication management
a more interesting administrative and financial status in line with that of the fire brigade
a new status for volunteers in line with that of professionals;
a customized working scheme
a rationalisation of the operational staff spread over the two units