Kilkenny Search – River Nore

February 17, 2020

On Monday 10th February Kilkenny Civil Defence was tasked by Kilkenny/Carlow Gardaí to assist in a missing person search of the River Nore, along with Rescue 117, Kilkenny Fire & Rescue, Kilkenny Sub Aqua Club and the Ambulance Service. Throughout the week additional assistance was provided by the specialist Tipperary Civil Defence Drone Team, the… Read More

Clare Civil Defence Award

February 17, 2020

Clare Civil Defence was awarded the Gold Award in the category of Emergency Response Person/Team of the Year at the All Ireland Community & Council Awards 2020 at an awards ceremony held in Croke Park on Saturday 15th February.  Clare Civil Defence was nominated by Clare County Counicil for the award.  A presentation was submitted… Read More

Civil Defence 2020 Magazine

February 12, 2020

This year’s publication of the Civil Defence Magazine is now available through your Civil Defence Officer. Click on the link below for a soft copy of the magazine. Civil Defence Magazine 2020

Limerick – Milford Hospice 10k Run

February 5, 2020

On Sunday 2nd February Limerick Civil Defence provided Medical Cover for the Annual Milford Hospice 10K run/walk.  Over 2,300 people participated in the event –  Medical Cover was provided by Ambulance, Bike Units and Mobile Units around the course.  

Civil Defences Annual College Calendar

January 24, 2020

Civil Defences Annual College Calendar is now available for 2020. This years programme covers a broad range of themes to include Communications, Medical, Rescue, Swiftwater & Flood, Missing Persons Search, Auxiliary Fire Service, Health & Safety and Food Safety. All courses are run subject to change and the training requirements submitted in the Local Authority… Read More

Carlow Search Operation

January 22, 2020

Carlow Civil Defence was activated on Wednesday morning, 22nd January to assist in the search of the River Barrow for a missing woman. Two Civil Defence Boats are conducting the search and the Drone Unit was in operation following the clearance from the foggy weather conditions. Two Civil Defence teams searched the River Bank in… Read More

Death of former Waterford Assistant Civil Defence Officer

January 14, 2020

Former Waterford Assistant Civil Defence Officer, Mr Con Cullen, Grange Heights, Waterford, formerly of  Hotel Square Tramore died peacefully at University Hospital Waterford on Sunday 12th January 2020. Con was appointed Assistant Civil Defence Officer in 1974. Funeral Arrangement s are as follows: Reposing at Tom Hennessy’s Funeral Home, Johnstown, Waterford on Wednesday 15th January from… Read More

Storm Brendan

January 13, 2020

Donegal Civil Defence was activated at 4.15pm on Sunday 12th January to put prevention measures in place in advance of the forecast Storm Brendan. Specific areas of Donegal town were sandbagged by Civil Defence members. Donegal have the following resources available; 14 members of the AFS Flood Response unit 250 filled sandbags 2 Trailers 1… Read More

New Years Eve Celebrations Customs Quay, Dublin

January 3, 2020

Civil Defence Units from Dublin, Meath and Laois units provided medical and water rescue cover at the New Years Eve celebrations in Dublin. The Civil Defence resources included, 60 volunteer members, 3 Ambulances and 2 Rescue Boats.        

Search of Clones Lakes

January 3, 2020

On Thursday 2nd January, Monaghan Civil Defence were tasked by An Garda Síochána to coordinate a search of the lakes of Clones for a body which has been missing for 18 years. Members of the Meath Civil Defence Water Search Unit utilised their under-water sonar equipment. Cavan Civil Defence also assisted utilising their Drone equipment…. Read More