Successful Search & Rescue by Clare Civil Defence Drone Team

18 October 2021

Clare Civil Defence was tasked by An Garda Síochána, based in Ennis to assist with a search for a missing person at 1.30am on Saturday 16th October. An initial search team, consisting of the unit’s Drone Crew, was dispatched to Ballyalla Lake on the outskirts of Ennis town. Assistant Civil Defence Officer, Mr. Steven Hayes,… Read More

K9 Annual Assessment

18 October 2021

Civil Defence K-9 units bases in Tipperary and Dublin were assessed by an independent expert over the weekend, working in our Phoenix Park Training Centre and Gormanston Camp @goc2bde. The teams were put through their paces in day and night searches. Many thanks to the handlers, the dogs Misty, Max and Scooby and of course… Read More

Limerick Mental Health Week Programme Launch

14 October 2021

On Wednesday 8th October Limerick Mental Health Association launched their programme of events for Limerick Mental Health Week (8th – 15th October). The Ilen, the last of Ireland’s traditional wooden sailing ships, sailed from Shannon Estuary to Limerick City.  The Ilen was  illuminated in green and flanked by boats from Limerick Civil Defence who also provided ambulance cover…. Read More

Limerick Civil Defence – Presentation Night

14 October 2021

Limerick Civil Defence had a Certificate and Long Service medals Presentation on Tuesday night, 12th October for the Limerick Civil Defence COVID-19 team. Guests in attendance included the following: – Cllr Tom Ruddle, Deputy Mayor of the City and County of Limerick City and County Council Dr. Pat Daly, Chief Executive Kieran Lehane, Director of… Read More

Radio Communications – Letterkenny University Hospital, Donegal. 9th October 2021

11 October 2021

On Saturday evening 9th October, Donegal Civil Defence Officer, Edel Flynn received a call from the HSE Regional Chief Emergency Management Officer informing her that Letterkenny University Hospital had experienced a shut down on its internal phone system and as a backup, requested assistance from Civil Defence to set up a radio system within the… Read More

Laois Civil Defence rescue three Spanish tourists on Slieve Blooms

8 October 2021

Members of Laois Civil Defence was activated on Thursday evening, 7th October to rescue three people in distress on the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Three Spanish tourists, one of which is a wheelchair user, became lost in a part of the mountain. They had rented a car and had travelled into the Slieve Blooms near Clonaslee…. Read More

COVID-19 (2021 Report July-September)

7 October 2021

From 1st July to 30th September 2021 Civil Defence completed 821 COVID-19 related taskings while providing sustained support to communities throughout the country. Support was also provided to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. During the third quarter of 2021: A daily average of 17 Civil Defence volunteers provided a daily average of 88 volunteer hours…. Read More

Cork West CD – Annual Training Camp on Bere Island -18th & 19th of September 2021

30 September 2021

The camp was attended by: Cork West CDO & ACO; 35 Cork West Volunteers and 5 extraordinary guest speakers. After a long and busy 18 months of Covid-19, the theme of this year’s camp was ‘Team Building’ and ‘Communication’. While volunteers have been busy completing individual tasks throughout Covid-19, the aim of the camp was… Read More

Roscommon Civil Defence Search Operation 28th September 2021

29 September 2021

Roscommon Civil Defence was requested activated by An Garda Síochána, Castlerea just before lunch time on Tuesday 28th September to assist in the search for a missing person in the Castlerea (Demesne area) in County Roscommon. During the response various assets of the organisation were deployed to assist in the search operation including Search Managers,… Read More

Cork Volunteers Operational Hours Report

29 September 2021

Audio report on Cork County volunteer operational hours over the last 18 months.–tDvHi7FXZ0E1NTjSidrEXZnR0XGgRLFZvfSz87XlfQ&locale=en