The Cyprus Civil Defence is organized into a hierarchical structure in order to implement its mission. It is staffed with permanent personnel, volunteers and conscripts.
The Force consists of five departments, all staffed with volunteers and supervised by permanent personnel:
- Fisrt Aid
- Neighborhood Watch
- Search & Rescue
The members of the Force undergo special and general training in order to staff the Departments.
The Civil Defence Force is deployed in about 40 stations covering the whole island. The training of the conscripts takes place at the stations, which function as a meeting and mobilization point. The stations are staffed with volunteers. They usually consist of a training room and a stock room with support material.
The Cyprus Civil Defence relies on the permanent personnel’s professionalism, as well as on the training, participation and dedication of its volunteers and conscripts. Volunteers are officers and non-commissioned officers of the Force and the conscripts are its members.
The Cyprus Civil Defence Force cooperates with other organizations, as well as other essential services and departments of the Republic of Cyprus. At the forefront is the cooperation with the Police, the Fire Department, the Department of Forests, the Hunting Fund and the District Administration Offices. Other organizations we cooperate with on a broad level are the National Guard, the Department of the Environment, the Water Development Department, the Department of Labour Inspection, the Department of Public Works etc.