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Overordnet vakt (Norway)

  • Generic name of profession

  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Overordnet vakt
    Incident commander (EN)
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    Other  no EU level regulation
    National legislation:
    Forskrift 26. juni 2002 nr. 729 om organisering og dimensjonering av brannvesen
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    DSE - Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D) , Art. 11 c
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    • overordnet ledelse av brannbekjempelsen • overordnet ledelse av innsatsstyrken • sørge for at mannskapene arbeider trygt og effektivt • skadestedsledelse ved andre ulykkessituasjoner inntil ledelsen overtas av politiet • ansvar for orden inntil politiet kommer til stedet • uttale seg til media om brannvesenets innsats
    • in command of fire fighting • overall management and supervision of the crew • ensure all personnel work safely, effectively and efficiently. • in command at the site of other acute accidents until the police arrives at the site of the accident • has the authority to keep law and order until the police arrives at the site of the accident • statements/speaking to the media about the Fire Service’s operations (EN)
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