With the end of the cold war the principal forms of Civil Defence in the 1990’s changed to one of community support and emergency response. In 1992 the programme called “Towards 2000” was launched, the programme on which current activity is based. The methodology employed in the programme was to institute enabling mechanisms for programme development in a number of disciplines. The aim of the program was to develop Civil Defence as a top class second line emergency service assisting the local community. These programmes are designed to focus the organisation to better serve the needs of the local community:-
Develop a response to flooding problems.
Develop forest-fire fighting capability.
Develop a response to environmental problems.
Market Civil Defence training on a commercial basis.
Revise and update evacuee reception arrangements.
Develop overseas assistance response capability.
Develop response to plans for radiological emergencies.
Develop response to river, lake and coastal area search and recovery.
Develop assistance response in blizzard conditions.
Broaden the scope of rescue capability.
Develop a response to major emergencies.