Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) responsibilities regarding civil protection cover national, regional and local preparedness and emergency planning, fire and electrical safety, safety in handling and transport of hazardous substances, as well as product and consumer safety. The Norwegian Civil Defence is part of DSB. DSB reports to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.
Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) maintains a full overview of risk and vulnerability in society in general, promoting measures that prevent accidents, crises and other undesirable incidents. DSB ensures sufficient emergency planning and efficient management of accidents and crises.