Cyprus Civil Defence
The main mission of Civil Defence focuses on taking measures in response to natural or man-made disasters which might cause serious consequences, the size of which may cause hazards to the life and welfare of citizens or extensive damage to the environment and natural resources of the Republic. These measures to manage the consequences of a disaster include a series of actions for the prevention, preparation, response, design, education and mitigation of the negative results. Additionally, Civil Defence Force has the responsibility of protecting the civilians in periods of hostilities.
Our vision is to improve and strengthen the protection mechanism of civilians, to sensitize the population on prevention and response to disasters issues and consolidate basic rules on safety and self-protection, in order to create the circumstances for a society to be ready to contribute effectively in reducing the risks and their consequences.