Cork West Civil Defence – Bere Island Exercise, April 2012

16 April 2012

Cork West Civil Defence held a weekend skills camp on Bere Island on the weekend of 7-8 April 2012.

60 Volunteer members participated in the skills weekend, half of whom are new recruits.

Navy divers and Air Corps personnel interacted with the Civil Defence Volunteers to form a series of simulated training exercises designed to allow trainee members to see how they can improve their own reactions ahead of a real-life scenario.

A specialist first-response team was prepped on how to treat a casualty in a remote location in anticipation of the arrival of the Air Corps.

The foot-drill team were put through their paces by a member of the Skibereen-based Defence Forces.

Below: News article from the Irish Examiner 13th April 2012.