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civil defense

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A range of emergency measures to be taken by an organized body of civilian volunteers for the protection of life and property in the event of natural disaster or enemy attack.

civ′il defense′


n.
plans and activities organized by civilians to protect people and property in case of natural disaster, war, or other emergency.

civil defense

All those activities and measures designed or undertaken to: a. minimize the effects upon the civilian population caused or which would be caused by an enemy attack on the United States; b. deal with the immediate emergency conditions that would be created by any such attack; and c. effectuate emergency repairs to, or the emergency restoration of, vital utilities and facilities destroyed or damaged by any such attack.
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Noun1.civil defense - activities organized by civilians for their own protection in time of war or disastercivil defense - activities organized by civilians for their own protection in time of war or disaster
fire watching - (during World War II in Britain) watching for fires started by bombs that dropped from the sky
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
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I recognise the valuable contribution Councils make to emergency planning and civil contingencies arrangements.
He added that the government at its cabinet meeting earlier Thursday had assigned the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency to provide updated assessments of the situation.
s Fund (UNICEF), UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), for technical and financial assistance that has been provided to the establishment of the Centre.
Glasgow City Council, in line with the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, works in collaboration with partner agencies to carry out risk assessments across the city council area.
Conwy County Council's civil contingencies manager Jonathan Williams says the warden scheme is similar to ones already established in the Conwy Valley and Kinmel Bay areas.
Following a call from Northumberland County Council's civil contingencies team for village shops to consider becoming designated suppliers for local rest centres, Millar's Village Store in Longhorsley became the first to sign up to the new 2012 database on March 13.
The MSB (Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency) and the Norwegian DSB (Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning) jointly planned and held the exercise which received funding from the EU Civil Protection Financial Instrument.
The Red Cross, Durham County Council's civil contingencies unit and members of the Women's Royal Voluntary Service were all on hand to help the scores of evacuees.
It is calling for a national civil contingencies conference to bring together councils, Welsh Assembly Government, emergency services, school and teacher representatives, as well as business and relevant Government department representatives to find ways to keep Wales and the rest of Britain moving during and after heavy snow falls.
He added: "It is time we had a national civil contingencies conference on emergencies such as these.
Whitehall officials met in the Civil Contingencies Committee on Monday to discuss the ongoing response to the extreme weather.
A paper drawn up for the Government's Civil Contingencies Unit in January 1979 warned that 500 funerals had to be postponed, and that while bodies could be stored for up to six weeks in heat-sealed bags, this was "totally unacceptable for aesthetic reasons".