Gorse Fires – Donegal

April 22, 2019

Today, Monday 22nd April at 11.21 hrs Donegal Civil Defence AFS Unit were activated by the Chief Fire Officer and Director of Services to respond to gorse fires in the Loughanure, Annagry areas of Donegal. Currently there is one Civil Defence Fire appliance and 12 Person crew responding.

Missing Aircraft Exercise

April 17, 2019

Dublin Civil Defence held a major exercise with 71 Volunteers and 9 from CRS Northern Ireland. Great to see two different organizations work together in a very tough and cold environment. Special thanks to all of the support team especially the Welfare Team for a very welcome hot curry.

Laois Civil Defence – Trauma Challenge Success

April 9, 2019

Saturday 6th April proved a great day for the Laois Civil Defence trauma team,  at their first Rescue Org Ireland challenge in Sligo. The team comprising of Damien Dollard (Paramedic) and Fergal Graham (EFR) won the best Voluntary Emergency Service award and was placed 2nd in the overall trauma section.

Joint Exercise with CRS

April 1, 2019

Dublin Civil Defence had a two day joint training exercise with the Community Rescue Service N.I. (CRS) on the River Bann in Coleraine Co.Derry. A very worthwhile exercise using both our Sonar systems and looking forward to working with this group of Volunteers again.  

Swift Water Flood Responder Course

March 25, 2019

Cork City Civil Defence held a two day Swift Water Flood Responder Course over the weekend. Well done to the 2 instructors and all the participants involved.

St Patricks Day Parades 2019

March 21, 2019

Civil Defence units participated in St Patrick’s Day Parades countrywide over the course of the weekend of 16-17 March 2019. Photos from St Patrick’s Day Parades Nationwide              

Sligo Keep Safe Event, March 2019

March 20, 2019

A Health and safety Authority ‘Keep Safe’ event was held at Sligo Fire station on 7th March 2019. Sligo Civil Defence attended the event and carried out CPR and AED demonstrations and on how to make an emergency call. This program is aimed to promote safety and community awareness through involving the children in a… Read More

Dublin Civil Defence – Drone Exercise

March 12, 2019

Dublin Civil Defence held a training Exercise with their Drone Team and Rescue Boats on the Blessington Lakes recently. The casualties were located by the drone and the drone then led the Rescue Boats to assist their recovery. Click on the link below for video footage of the exercise. Dublin Civil Defence Drone Exercise

Search Operation, Galway Harbour

March 6, 2019

At 10.30am on Tuesday 5th March Galway Civil Defence was activated to assist Costello Bay Coastguard Unit in a search for a person last seen on Nimmo’s Pier just after midnight that morning. Items of clothing were found by a person out walking and the Gardaí.  Were alerted. Galway Civil Defence Drone Unit assisted Coastguard… Read More

Search Operation, Ferrycarrig, Co Wexford

March 4, 2019

Wexford Civil Defence was activated on Tuesday 26th February to assist in the search for a missing person in the Ferrycarrig area of Co Wexford. 13 members of the unit conducted a land search and mobilised the Drone Unit. River Searches were undertaken on Wednesday 27th February, Thursday 28th February, Saturday 2nd March and Sunday… Read More