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Risks and alerts

The municipality of Val d'Isère has a high potential for major risks, whether they are of natural (floods, avalanches, block falls, seismic events, etc.) or technological (transport of dangerous goods, etc.) origin.

Avalance of the Charvet

One of the best means of prevention is to avoid building in the most exposed areas. The Natural hazard prevention plan (PPRN) regulates the use of land in accordance with the natural risks to which it is subject. This regulation, which is imposed on the planning document (PLU) ranges from a ban on building to the possibility of building under certain conditions.

Despite everything, we are not immune to a major natural or technological disaster and in the face of this situation, our role is to do everything possible for your safety. A communal plan of safeguard was therefore developed to ensure the protection and safety of the population during a crisis.

The Communal Safeguard Plan describes the organisation and implementation of provisions meeting legal obligations such as :

  • the identification of "known risks" and "available resources" (human and material resources),
  • the determination of "immediate measures to safeguard and protect people",
  • the establishment of "the necessary organization for the dissemination of the alert and safety instructions",
  • the modalities of "implementation of measures to accompany, support and inform the population",
  • the DICRIM (Communal information documents on major risks).

Presentation materials:

Communal reserve

Created in 2022, the Communal Civil Security Reserve is composed of volunteer avalins called upon to be mobilized by the commune. Its objective is to support the services involved in civil security in the event of an event exceeding their usual means or in situations of exceptional dimensions. To this end, it participates in the support and assistance of populations, logistical support and the restoration of activities. It can also contribute to the preparation of the population in front of the risks.

How to become a reservist?

The communal reserve is made up of volunteers who have the physical and moral capacities and skills corresponding to the missions assigned to the communal reserve. There is no particular training to have or to follow to join the communal reserve. However, information sessions and training sessions deemed useful will be provided.

Reservists must be of legal age and are considered as occasional collaborators of the public service.

Terms and conditions:

  • The commitment is for one year and is renewable by tacit agreement for a further maximum duration of five years. It gives rise to the production of an act of commitment (signed contract) concluded between the Mayor and the reservist.
  • The commitment is neither an employment contract nor a military type of commitment.

Commitment contract to be returned in paper format to the attention of the Mayor in 2 copies.

Information leaflet

Rules of Procedure

Commitment contract

To know more about it

Institute of Major Risks
15 rue Eugène Faure
38000 Grenoble
Phone: +33 4 76 47 73 73


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


Head of department

Cédric Bonnevie

Contact the department

+33 4 79 06 02 10

Runway Authority

Runway Roundabout
BP 260 - 73155 Val d'Isère cedex

Alert the emergency services: 112

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