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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.
plans and activities organized by civilians to protect people and property in case of natural disaster, war, or other emergency.
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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|Noun||1.||civil 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"