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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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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Civil Defense faces many challenges including the country's cultural and economic growth, a top government official said Wednesday.
BEIRUT: Civil Defense volunteers protested in Beirut's Riad al-Solh Square Thursday, demanding that Cabinet approve a decree that would secure them paid, full-time jobs, the state-run National News Agency reported.
This came on the occasion of General Directorate of Civil Defense celebrating International Civil Defense Day.
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District Civil Defense Officer Aqeel Khattak was talking to dawn during his visit to a Ramazan bazaar.
Civil Defense Officer Qari Alam Shar also presented his department's annual report.
and utility of civil defense organizations in the masses.
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.
BANNU -- Civil Defense Organizations volunteers role is very important in any situation and they help the people when needed, said Assistant Commissioner Revenue Aziz ullah Khan on Wednesday.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei reinstated Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali to his post as the Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization, and urged him to do his best to strengthen the country's civil defense capabilities.
Civil Defense School Commandant Colonel Abdulaziz Al-Amer, in his speech, said that the training courses are held in accordance with the annual plans to keep up with the great development witnessed by the Kingdom of Bahrain in all fields.

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