Leimental is fortunately rarely affected by catastrophes and emergencies. However, if one should occur, rapid coordination of the emergency services is essential. This is organised by the regional management staff (Regionaler Führungsstab) in close partnership with the Basel-Landschaft and Solothurn cantonal crisis Units.

Regionaler Führungsstab Leimental

Forest Fires

Forest fires are frequently caused by humans and refer to the uncontrolled burning of scrub, grass or woodland

Water Contamination

Drinking water is vital for human survival, however, drinking water may become contaminated.


During floods, areas that are otherwise dry are flooded.

Chemical Accident

In the event of an accident or fire in a facility that works with chemicals, poisonous substances may escape.


A concentrated occurrence of an infectious disease within a certain period of time or population


Earthquakes are caused by a sudden release of tension along faults in the earth’s crust.

Accident Nuclear Power Plant

If radioactive substances escape into the environment due to a defect or accident in a nuclear power plant, there is the danger of radioactive contamination via the air.

Power Outage

A power outage is when the electric power supply fails.


Strong wind event that causes damage to nature, infrastructure and buildings.