The plan lays out the emergency procedures needed to remedy the consequences of a situation which lead or may lead to multiple casualties and mitigate the risk of a major disruption that threatens the vital interests or essential needs of all or part of the country or population of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The plan will in particular be triggered if a call is made to the Emergency Call Centre (CSU 112) signalling a situation, accident or incident of a natural, technological, criminal or terrorist origin which has led to or may lead to more than ten casualties.
On the basis of the assessment of the Incident Evaluation Cell (Cellule d’évaluation de l’incident, CEI), triggering the plan involves the activation of a crisis cell.
- by the Prime Minister and Minister of State for any crisis defined as:
any event which, by its nature or effects, threatens the vital interests or essential needs of all or part of the country or population, which requires that urgent decisions be taken and that the actions of the Government, agencies, departments and bodies connected with the public authorities be coordinated on a national and international level if required
The VIGILNAT plan (the government plan for national vigilance in the face of the threat of acts of terrorism) and/or the 'CBRN' emergency response plan apply to any incident that involves a large number of casualties and may have been the result of an act of terrorism.
- by the Minister of Home Affairs for any other event or incident which involves a large number of casualties
- to which the definition of 'crisis' does not apply
- and which is not suspected to be terrorist in origin.