Civil Protection

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The term is related to the terms "Emergency Management" and "Crisis Management".


Other International Definitions


Activities undertaken by emergency services to protect populations, properties, infrastructure and the environment from the consequences of natural and technological disasters and other emergencies.

Protection civile est activités mises en oeuvre par les services d'urgence dans le but de protéger les populations, les biens, les infrastructures et l'environnement contre les conséquences de catastrophes technologiques ou naturelles ou d'autres situations d'urgence. [1]

National Definitions


Any civilian measure taken to protect the population and its livelihood from the impact of wars, armed conflicts, disasters and other major emergencies as well as any measure taken to prevent, mitigate the impact of and cope with these events. [2]

United Kingdom

Organisation and measures, under governmental or other authority, aimed at preventing, abating or otherwise countering the effects of emergencies for the protection of the civilian population and property. [3]

Standard Definition

ISO 22300:2012(en)

Measures taken and systems implemented to preserve the lives and health of citizens, their properties and their environment from undesired events.[4]

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