National Fire Corps, Venice Province Department

Reference address: Strada della Motorizzazione Civile 6, 30174 Mestre (Venice)


Institution profile

The Department of Firefighters, Public Rescue and Civil Defense (Dipartimento dei Vigili del Fuoco, del Soccorso Pubblico e della Difesa Civile) of the Interior Ministry is composed of eight central directorates, 18 regional offices and 100 provincial commands, with around 800 stations throughout the country.
The National Fire Corps (Corpo Nazionale dei Vigili del Fuoco - CNVVF) is part of the department and has the duty of assuring the urgent technical rescue - even in events in which non-conventional substances are present - and to perform fire prevention services. It operates all over Italy, except the Valle d'Aosta region, Bolzano and Trento provinces, with around 35,000 professional and volunteer units.
According to national law, the National Fire Corps is the key component of the civil protection system. The corps also carries out rescue services abroad, within the framework of international agreements on rescues of people in civil protection emergencies.
Included among the technical operations of public assistance of the national body are:

  • technical rescue during fires, uncontrolled releases of energy, sudden or threatening structural collapse, landslide, floods or other public calamity;
  • technical work against risks from the use of nuclear substances and the use of chemical, biological and radiological threats.

In the events of civil protection, the CNVVF works as a basic component of the National Service of Civil Protection and ensure, within its technical expertise, management of technical operations of emergency in accordance with the degree of coordination required by current legislation.


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Isola di San Servolo
30100 Venice

T +39 041 2719511
F +39 041 2719510


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