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civil defense

n. Abbr. CD
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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BEIRUT: Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk signed a decree to secure Civil Defense volunteers a fixed post and submitted it to the Cabinet for approval, a statement from the ministry reported Friday.
The participants were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans about importance of civil defense.
Services of civil defense volunteers and officials written in golden chapter of Pakistan's history as volunteers had actively participated in wars of 1965 and 1971 and made the defense of the country indispensable.
and utility of civil defense organizations in the masses.
The Civil Defense department has also informed all the Directorate of Colleges that Civil Defense Specialist Instructors services training will be held in Lahore from 3rd July and will continue till 24th July.
General Al Kofahi stressed the CDD's readiness to hold training programs for the Palestinian civil defense cadres to improve their performance.
Major General Jassem Muhammad Al Marzouqui, Civil Defense General Commander-in-chief at the Ministry of Interior, said that the initiative is designed to support national efforts in establishing a strategy that encourages reading in all fields.
Aziz ullah Khan spoke at a ceremony in which 60 regular and FRP police completed civil defense course.
It is necessary that effective measures be adopted in the civil defense domain - and ensure the country's immunity and necessary defense preparedness against the enemy," Ayatollah Khamenei urged in his decree to Brigadier General Jalali.
Riyadh, Ramadan 22, 1436, July 09, 2015, SPA -- Civil defense fire squad teams are fighting to extinguish a fire that broke out at a metal umbrellas set on the northern high way ring road, located in Al-Nakheel neighborhood opposite to King Abdullah Financial District.
The first phase of the Smart Civil Defense Stations project in Abu Dhabi has been opened by General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
It was after this that the Civil Defense brigades from various stations including Al Ras , and Al Rashidiya, Al Manara, A Hamriya, Al Quoz, Marina and Al Barsha had been dispatched.

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