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Risks and alerts

The municipality of Val d'Isère is home to a number of major risks, both natural (flooding, avalanches, falling rocks, seismic events, etc.) and technological (transport of hazardous goods, etc.).

Avalance du Charvet

One of the best preventive measures is to avoid building in the most exposed areas. Visit Natural hazard prevention plan (PPRN) regulates land use according to the natural risks to which it is subject. These regulations, which apply to urban planning document (PLU) ranges from a ban on building to the possibility of building under certain conditions.

Even so, we are not immune to major natural or technological disasters, and our role is to do everything we can to ensure your safety. A communal safety plan was developed to ensure the protection and safety of the population during a crisis.

The Plan communal de sauvegarde describes the organization and implementation of measures to meet legal obligations such as :

  • identification of "known risks" and "available resources" (human and material resources),
  • determining "immediate measures to safeguard and protect people",
  • determining "the organization required to disseminate warnings and safety instructions",
  • how to "implement measures to accompany, support and inform the population",
  • the DICRIM (Documents d'informations communal sur les risques majeurs).

Presentation documents :

Communal reserve

Created in 2022, the Réserve Communale de Sécurité Civile is made up of volunteer avalins who can be mobilized by the commune. Its aim is to support civil protection services in the event of events that exceed their usual resources, or in situations of exceptional proportions. To this end, it participates in supporting and assisting populations, providing logistical support and restoring activities. It can also contribute to preparing the population for risks.

How do I become a reservist?

The communal reserve is made up of volunteers who have the physical and moral capacity, as well as the skills, to carry out the missions assigned to the communal reserve. No specific training is required to join the communal reserve. However, information sessions and training courses deemed useful will be provided.

Reservists must have reached the age of majority and are considered as occasional collaborators of the public service.

Terms and conditions :

  • The commitment is for one year, tacitly renewable for a further year. maximum duration of five years. It gives rise to a signed contract between the mayor and the reservist.
  • The commitment is neither an employment contract nor a military-type contract.

Contract to be returned in hard copy to the attention of the Mayor in 2 copies.

Information leaflet

Rules of procedure

Commitment contract

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Institut des Risques Majeurs
15 rue Eugène Faure
38000 Grenoble
Tel: +33 4 76 47 73 73


French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Sea
The Ministry's Internet portal dedicated to the prevention of major risks:


Service Manager

Cédric Bonnevie

Contact Service

+33 4 79 06 02 10

Slope management

Rond Point des Pistes
BP 260 - 73155 Val d'Isère cedex

Alert emergency services: 112

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