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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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Finally, the Minister of Interior expressed gratitude and appreciation to all of the General Directorate of Civil Defense personnel, including officers, NCOs and individual members for their dedicated outstanding performance, which is highly appreciated and recognized by all Bahraini people.
In a message read to the Civil Defense Conference in Iran's Western city of Ilam on Wednesday, Firouzabadi warned about enemies' plot to undermine Iran's progress in civil defense techniques and knowledge that include different technical and scientific fields, and called on all Iranian elites, researchers and intellectuals to pick up an active role in drawing a comprehensive roadmap for Iran's civil defense.
Brigadier Abdullah Saeed Al Suwaidi, Director General of Fire Fighting, Protection and Safety Affairs, Chairman of the organizing committee said this during a press conference here today at the General Command for Civil Defense headquarter in Abu Dhabi in the presence of Colonel Jassim Hamid, director of supporting services department.
The delegation listened to a briefing on the CDD's establishment and tasks extended in various civil defense areas.
Interior Minister Mohammed bin Naif commended the efforts of the Civil Defense in the field of preventive awareness during Ramadan and its benefit from the local and international media in the dissemination of a culture of safety among Umrah performers, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
In a press conference, the civil defense spokesman Brig.
BEIRUT: Beirut's southern suburbs are setting up one of the first local Civil Defense operation centers to respond to crises and fill the gap left by the central government's limited emergency services.
During the visit, the delegation discussed with the academy's staff means to promote bilateral cooperation and exchange expertise in various civil defense aspects.
Civil defense personnel have been distributed in groups of 30 at the entrances and surrounding areas of the mosque and are ready to provide emergency services or to carry out any medical evacuation operations for the sick or the elderly, if needed.
BEIRUT: Parliament's Justice and Administration Committee met Monday and discussed a draft law to improve the organization of the Civil Defense department, the National News Agency reported.
The Women's Maritime Safety Committee of the Borders Guards in collaboration with Civil Defense Directorate in the Eastern Province will take part in the activation of World Civil Defense Day, which falls on March 1.
Suleiman Al-Amro, director general of the Civil Defense, said recently that the Kingdom has over 400,000 wells, many of them illegal, which made it imperative to improve the organization's rescue operations.

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