Civil Defense

Indian state of Madhya Pradesh police Home Guards and civil defense contigents take part in a parade held to mark the 70th anniversary of the Home Guards' founding in Bhopal, India, 06 December 2016. The Home Guards is an Indian paramilitary voluntary force, which serve as an auxiliary to the police and assist in maintaining internal security and the community in any kind of emergency in air raids, fire, floods, and epidemics, natural disaster and other calamities.  EPA/SANJEEV GUPTA

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Indian state of Madhya Pradesh police Home Guards and civil defense contingents take part in a parade held to mark the 70th anniversary of the Home Guards’ founding in Bhopal, India. Photo Sanjeev Gupta/EPA 

Members of Civil Defense and forest Brigade of Riveira work at the site of a wildfire in Riveira, near La Coruna on August 28, 2013.

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Civil defence and forest brigade members at the site of a wildfire in Riveira, northwest Spain, on Wednesday.