ANNUAL REPORT 2009
Froward by Chairman
I am pleased to present this Annual Report, which outlines the progress and activities of the Civil Defence Board during the period January to December 2009.
The signing of Liaison Agreements between Civil Defence and An Garda Síochána and the Irish Coastguard is another step forward in the development of close working relationships with other statutory bodies. The Liaison Agreements will provide a
framework to enhance co-operation between Civil Defence and the two
organisations into the future.
The level of Civil Defence activity over the course of the Flooding Crisis, which affected most parts of the country demonstrated the capability of Civil Defence to deploy significant skilled resources to assist communities in the event of a major emergency and shows the ongoing commitment of Civil Defence volunteers to serving their communities.
The development of a Volunteer Register and Training and Operations Database serves to demonstrate the progressive nature of the organisation.
I would like to acknowledge the commitment of my colleagues on the Board, the Committees and staff of the Board, Civil Defence Officers, and Civil Defence Volunteer members.
Mr. Joe Meagher