Dublin Civil Defence – Malahide Estuary Exercise – May 2012

14 May 2012

Dublin City Council has in recent times been training staff to assist at Rest Centres in the event of a major emergency. Some of the Local Authority staff members acted as the ‘evacuees’ during the course of the Exercise to get the feel of what is required in a real time scenario.

The ‘evacuees’ were evacuated by the Malahide Water Rescue Boat, across Broadmeadow Estuary. They were met by Swords AFS crews with inflatable platforms and assisted to dry land. On arrival they were looked after by a Welfare crew and given refreshments on the top deck of the new Welfare Unit Double-Decker bus. The ‘evacuees’ were then transferred by the Civil Defence Minibus to the Rest Centre in Portmarnock where they were documented and assessed, if needed, by Casualty staff. In attendance was Major John Parrot of the Salvation Army Pastoral Care team. The exercise proved very useful for the trainees from Dublin city Council.

Link to photographs of Malahide Estuary Exercise