Administrative History

While none of the Office of Civilian Protection (OCP) units were required to respond to an enemy bombing attack during the war, many did respond to other emergencies such as train wrecks, flooding, and severe winter storms. In these crises, the OCP units responded in much the same way as they would have in the case of enemy attack: providing first aid, responding to fires, providing emergency shelter, and assisting with the other exigencies of disasters.