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Cork Summer Show

June 20, 2017

Cork South Civil Defence attended the Cork Summer Show at the Cork Showgrounds in Curraheen on the 17th and 18th of July and had their Communications Unit set up as it would for a Search operation. The drone unit was also on display at the event with some footage from previous operations on display inside… Read More


Wicklow Search

June 16, 2017

On Sunday 11th June Wicklow Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána for assistance with a major search along the Military Road in Co Wicklow. The unit was assisted by the Dublin Civil Defence search dog ” Max” along with handler Michael O’ Sullivan. From Early Monday morning the search resumed with members of… Read More


Shekina Sculpture Garden, Wicklow

June 12, 2017

President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins formally opened the 20 Year Celebration Exhibition at the Shekina Sculpture Garden on Friday 9th June 2017. The Garden is located at Kirikee, Glenmalure, Co.Wicklow. Wicklow Civil Defence personnel were on hand to assist An Garda Síochána with traffic control and provided bus transport for invited guests.


Drogheda Maritime Festival

June 12, 2017

Boat and Kayak teams from the Meath Civil Defence Unit were on the water on Saturday 10th June in Drogheda providing safety cover for the maritime festival.  


Ring of Beara Cycle

June 12, 2017

On the weekend of 3rd- 4th June 2017 , Civil Defence crews provided medical cover for the Ring of Beara Cycle.  A number of patients were treated throughout the day. Civil Defence units from Kerry, Cork North and Cork West provided 4 ambulances, a response jeep and utilised the Interagency Control Unit to coordinate the… Read More


Coastal Erosion & Flooding Survey

June 12, 2017

Kerry Civil Defence is currently working with volunteers from Cork South Civil Defence assisting Kerry County Council with the task of surveying for coastal erosion and flooding. The Civil Defence Drones are proving to be an extremely valuable asset in this project.


Photographs from Medal Presentation 26th May, Croke Park

June 7, 2017

Click here for photographs from the Medal Presentation in Croke Park, 26th May 2017  


E-Vetting & Civil Defence

June 2, 2017

All Civil Defence volunteers must be Garda vetted. Re-vetting is required every 5 years. From the 1st June all Civil Defence Garda vetting is now carried out using an on-line system. This works as follows. The volunteer completes a one page form (NVB 1) with basic details such as their name and address and also… Read More


Kerry Civil Defence – Aux Fire Service Training Exercise

May 31, 2017


Multi Agency Training Camp, Bere Island

May 17, 2017

Cork West Civil Defence hosted an Inter Agency EMT Training weekend on Bere Island last weekend May 13th & 14th for Civil Defence, Red Cross and Defence Forces members. Instruction was provided by Dr Alan Watts, Dr Jason Van der Velde, AP Kieran Henry, AP Mick Lynch and AP Jonathan Tyner on a range of… Read More


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