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EFR OSCE Assessments

February 24, 2017

40 Civil Defence volunteers are coming to Roscrea on Saturday 25th February to do their OSCE (Objective, Structured Clinical Exam).  If they pass this exam they will qualify as an Emergency First Responder. A second group of 40 volunteers are also due to take this exam on the 5th March. Best of luck to all… Read More


Cork South, Community Air Ambulance

January 31, 2017

On Friday 27th January  Cork Civil Defence assisted with preparation of the landing site for the Irish Community Air Ambulance at Nemo Rangers GAA grounds. The helicopter is still on its promotional tour of Munster. This service will be great once operational and will be of great benefit to the people of Munster and Ireland…. Read More


Minister Kehoe commissions 1916 commemorative medals for Civil Defence

January 25, 2017

The year just past marked the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. This was a seminal moment in the history of the Irish State. There were many events held across the country to commemorate the centenary. In honour of the role played by Civil Defence volunteers throughout the country during the year, and the ongoing… Read More


Missing Person Search, Clare

January 23, 2017

Civil Defence has assisted in the search of a missing man in the vicinity of the Cliffs of Moher for the past week. SUA /Drone teams from Laois, Cork West and Cork South have assisted their colleagues from Clare Civil Defence during the course of the search, to date.


December Photo of the Month Winner

January 17, 2017

Congratulations to James McConnell, Dublin Civil Defence on winning the December Photo of the Month Competition. A €50 One4All voucher is on its way to you. The competition is open again for January – if you’re not in you can’t win. There will be a €50 One for All voucher awarded to the winner each… Read More


Mayo Civil Defence – Epilepsy Cycle

January 16, 2017

Mayo Civil Defence announced their partnership with The National Saddle-Up for Epilepsy Cycle on Feb 25th – providing Ambulance and First Aid supports to the participants.


Galway CD Inter Agency Exercise with Costelloe Bay Coastguard Unit

January 16, 2017

Some recent photos of an inter-agency training exercise between Galway Civil Defence and the Costelloe Bay Coastguard Unit. This exercise was to familiarise both organisations with their roles in the search and recovery of a missing person at sea. This casualty was retrieved and recuscitation begun by the Coastguard, handed over to our ambulance crew… Read More


Kilkenny People “People of the Year Awards”

January 10, 2017

Mary Cody of the Kilkenny People presents the Courage Award to Eileen Lanigan, representing Kilkenny Civil Defence.                          


Wicklow Search Operation

January 10, 2017

On Wednesday 29th December Wicklow Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána to assist in the search for a male who was missing in the Harbour area at Wicklow Town. Boat crews from Wicklow assisted the Garda Water Unit and Wicklow RNLI with a harbour and coastal search. Drone units from Laois and Wexford… Read More


Meath Civil Defence – Operation Transformation

January 9, 2017

On Saturday 7th January  Operation Transformation walks took place in Dunshaughlin, Kells, Navan and Trim. One of this year’s leaders, Chris McElligott hails from Dunshaughlin and was among the 1,000 participants which took part in the Dunshaughlin walk. Civil Defence volunteers from Dunshaughlin, Kells, Navan  and Trim units provided Ambulance and First Aid cover at… Read More


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