News

Civil Defence Officer Vacancy – Kilkennny County Council

April 3, 2018

Kilkenny County Council have advertised to fill the vacant Civil Defence Officer post. Details can be found on the Kilkenny County Council website.   https://kilkennycoco.ie/eng/Your_Council/Jobs-Vacancies/Civil-Defence-Officer.html


Tipperary Search – Borrisokane

April 3, 2018

Tipperary Civil Defence volunteers were active from 8.15 am on Tuesday morning, 3rd April assisting in a missing person search operation in the Borrisokane area. The Cavan Civil Defence Drone Unit are assisting their Tipperary colleagues. Agencies and organisations involved are An Garda Síochána, Tipperary Civil Defence land search teams and K9 unit, Killaloe Coast Guard, Irish Coastguard… Read More


Acknowledgement of Search Efforts – Tipperary

March 29, 2018

Tipperary Civil Defence Officer, Dolores Fahey wishes to acknowledge the support of her Civil Defence Officer colleagues, the assistance of the Civil Defence Headquarters and the massive effort from Civil Defence volunteers from Tipperary, Waterford, Cork South, Cork West, Dublin and Galway throughout the eight-day search which concluded with the successful recovery of the body… Read More


K9 Units – Assessment Weekend

March 26, 2018

The weekend of 23-25 March saw a very successful assessment of the Civil Defence K9 search dogs and handlers in a number of different scenarios and environments. The weekend assessments by a UK based police dog assessor is part of the ongoing development of the Civil Defence K9 resource of both dogs and handlers.


Civil Defence Supporting the ‘Keep Safe’ Programme in Donegal

March 21, 2018

‘Keep Safe’ is based on the highly successful “Be Safe programme” which has been running in Northern Ireland since 1990. The “Keep Safe” programme is sponsored by the Health and Safety Authority of Ireland and facilitated by Junior Achievement Ireland who bring together 5th and 6th class children from primary schools in various locations for… Read More


Rescue of Stranded Motorists – Clonmel

March 20, 2018

On 18th March Tipperary Civil Defence volunteers rescued a family who were stranded in a vehicle in the Powers the Pot area outside Clonmel due to heavy volumes of snow. Volunteers drove as far as they could before having to abandon their 4WDs. They then proceeded on foot to locate the family. The family were… Read More


Missing Person Search – Tipperary

March 20, 2018

Volunteers were deployed early on Sunday morning the 18th March 2018 to Carrick-on-Suir for a missing person search operation. With Land search teams from Tipperary and Waterford Civil Defence, Drone units from Civil Defence HQ, Cork South & West, Dublin and Galway. Tipperary CD Dog unit and Boat unit (with Side Scan Sonar). Also involved… Read More


Wicklow People News Article

March 20, 2018

Clippings from 2 recent news articles on Wicklow Civil Defence during Storm Emma on the Wicklow People newspaper.  


Wicklow – Flooding at Kilmacanogue

March 15, 2018

18 volunteer members of Wicklow Civil Defence, 1 Fire Tender, 3 4WD Vehicles and 1 Flood Response Van were deployed at 6pm on Wednesday 14th March to assist the Fire Service with water pumping and distribution of sandbags, following flooding in Kilmacanogue. The unit is currently on standby due to the threat of further flooding throughout… Read More


National Ambulance Service – Message of Gratitude

March 12, 2018