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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.
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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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The posts stirred uproar, with people condemning the alleged delayed intervention from civil protection.
"Operations to control the fire will continue until Wednesday due to the vast extent of the previously undetermined fire," Regional Director of Civil Protection Lotfi Ben Alaya told TAP.
He noted that this particularly important EU project was designed in cooperation with the Ministry of Security of BiH and the European Commission through the Directorate General for European Civil Protection and the Head of Operations in Brussels.
He added that this year's focus on children's safety aims to promote the role of Civil Defense and civil protection agencies in spreading the safety message among a section of society statistically shown to be most at risk.
Corinaldo [Italy], Dec 8 ( ANI ): Six people were killed in a stampede at an Italian nightclub here in the wee hours of Saturday morning, country's Civil Protection Agency informed.
Civil protection, therefore, works to guarantee the safety of every individual possible, in line with constitutional demands, however minor the situation is.Civil protection principally comprises a combination of the three pillars: Contingency planning, emergency preparedness and disaster management or rescue services.
In Cyprus, if a married abused woman flees the marital home, instead of filing for emergency civil protection to prevent risk of harm or abuse by a spouse, then the abuser spouse can file for divorce to keep her out of the marital home during divorce proceedings.
The focus of the proposal of the European Commission is the creation of rescEU, which is the EU civil protection response reserve of civil protection assets and will include assets such as firefighting aircraft and water pumping equipment, search and rescue teams, camp hospitals and emergency medical teams.
Due to the ferocity and the large scale of the fire, Greece activated the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism on Tuesday to request the forest firefighting planes to help stop the spread of raging wildfires in the northeastern suburbs of Athens.
The Greek MFA also said that consultations were underway with the Ministry of Civil Protection and the Macedonian Ministry of Interior on delivering additional aid that the Macedonian authorities need to respond to the needs of the affected areas.
The celebration of this year comes under the theme Civil Protection and preparation of civil societies for disaster risk prevention.