December 16, 2005 by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev country established the Ministry for Emergency Situations — Emergencies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
December 9 in 2006, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev issued a decree, which established an annual December 16 celebrate professional holiday — Day of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan's Ministry of Emergency Situations is designed to deal with a difficult task, first of all, due to the difficult geological situation in the region, which is the Republic. Increased seismic activity underground plateau leading to frequent earthquakes, volcanic mud volcanoes, as well as various types of landslides and creates a constant threat to life, housing and property of people.
Second, from the Caspian Sea level rises season and spills of the Kura River are often affected agricultural lands, and other objects of the economy. In addition, as a result of avalanches in the mountains of the Greater Caucasus, forest fires and other natural disasters Azerbaijani Emergency Situations Ministry granted a large scope of work.
But not only is the element of risk — through Azerbaijan held a network of gas and oil pipelines work oil and gas, chemical production both in Baku and the Absheron Peninsula, and in other regions of the country, and all this creates the need for prevention and liquidation of emergency situations, man-made accidents.
By the way, in his work Azerbaijani Rescuers elected Russian model Rescue Service. Russian Emergencies Ministry has assisted in the creation of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan, as well as in equipment and training.
on August 28 in 2007, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree to confirm the position of the form of military clothing military personnel of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the form of employees with special titles and the distinguishing marks.