In 1990, by decision of the General Assembly of ICDO, a celebration was organized - World Civil Defense Day. Since then, it is celebrated every spring, March 1.
On this occasion, conferences are organized,meetings, television and radio debates, exercises that popularize knowledge from the field of civil defense, display available equipment and equipment necessary to deal with emergencies.
So, the first task of this holiday involves familiarizing the population with the Civil Defense. Hence, it is necessary at least a little to know about it.
It all started with the "Association of Geneva Zones". George Sant-Paul, a medical officer who lived in France, in 1931, established in the capital of his homeland the same name organization. What happened next? Over time, it was reorganized into the International Organization of Civil Defense. "Geneva Zones" are defined territories or entire settlements in which some representatives of the civilian population can find refuge in restless times. It is primarily about the elderly, people with disabilities, children, as well as women. On the International Civil Defense Day, we should also remember this association.
The idea of establishing the "Geneva Zones" - in the formation ofin all states of duly designated quiet areas or zones that would operate on an ongoing basis. They should be taken care of even before the outbreak of hostilities and sign the necessary agreements.The Association of Geneva Zones in 1935 proposedfor consideration of the French parliament a resolution that was unanimously approved. It dealt with the organization of zones, territories and areas where military operations would not be conducted in wartime. They had to be completely safe. The possibility of creating such territories in each country was considered. The Day of Civil Defense is established so that people remember these events.
1937 was marked by the fact that the Association,previously located in the French capital, moved to Geneva. It also received a new name and became known as the International Association for the Protection of Historical Monuments and Civilians during the fighting.This organization has created some neutralterritory. They were intended for certain categories of citizens. At what time did these zones function? During the Spanish Civil War (Bilbao and Madrid - 1936) and the conflict between China and Japan (Nanking and Shanghai - 1937). Thus, it became clear that neutral territories for civilians are not a myth, and they can actually exist. On Civil Defense Day, you can be proud of this achievement.
At a diplomatic conference held in 1949in Geneva, some conventions were discussed. They claimed the existence of so-called hospital areas and territories for sick military personnel who were injured and under the protection of the Red Cross.But this is not the only thing that was discussed. Also discussed were hospital and peaceful areas and places organized to protect the wounded, crippled, old people, people with disabilities, children under 15, women with babies under 7 years old, as well as pregnant women from the consequences of hostilities. On Civil Defense Day, you can read more about these events in order not to forget the history of ICDO. Two oblique scarlet lines on a white background, denoting neutral territories, were considered a symbol of the "Geneva Zones".
In the beginning of the winter of 1958 this associationhas received a new name - the International Organization of Civil Defense. And to this day it carries this name. Its participants could be associations, societies, governments, individuals. So there was a famous organization, which the world remembers on March 1.
We should congratulate all those who areCivil defense. If your relatives or friends are somehow connected with this, do not forget to send them a letter or a message with thanks for always being ready to help and save people in case of emergencies, accidents, catastrophes. They will be pleased to receive congratulations from you. Do not ignore this date - for some, this holiday is more important than even New Year or Birthday. At least, unlike the ones named, it makes sense for these people. You can congratulate your friends with poetry or prose - as you like. The main thing is that the words were beautiful and sincere. Let them remember for a long time the Day of Civil Defense. MES (employees of this service) is the main category of people celebrating this holiday. Do not forget about it.
If there is a person in your family who hasattitude to civil defense, organize a family holiday: invite all relatives, cook a delicious dinner, buy gifts in advance. But the feast may not necessarily be a family feast. You can also call friends, and the more of them, the better. It should be noted, however, that first of all it is necessary to be guided by the nature of the originator of the celebration - you should know whether he likes populous holidays or not. It may turn out that he prefers to celebrate the celebrations of a small, or even a small company. Well, and this option has a place to be, and in this, most likely, more pluses than minuses. Organizing a holiday, consider the tastes and preferences of the originator of the celebration. If all goes well, your relative will thank you later that you have taken great care of everything. Try to organize not even a holiday, but a real celebration, so that a person realizes that you really appreciate him and understand the importance and importance of his profession.