Missing Person Search, River Finn, Co Donegal

16 November 2022

On Tuesday 15th November 2022, the multi-agency search operation, coordinated by An Garda Síochana, was stood down, when the body of the missing person was located by the Civil Defence Kayak Team. Civil Defence were assisted in the multi-agency search by An Garda Síochána, Coastguard Rescue 118 Helicopter and Donegal Mountain Rescue. 12 members of… Read More

Roscommon Civil Defence – Search & Recovery Operation

14 November 2022

On Wednesday morning 9th November Roscommon Civil Defence was activate by An Garda Síochána to assist in a search for a missing person in the Castlerea area. A team comprising of Roscommon Civil Defence field, boat and drone teams (19 team members on scene and a further 6 available later in the day) were deployed…. Read More

Missing Person Search – Clare

13 November 2022

Clare Civil Defence members are assisting with the on-going missing persons search on the River Fergus. A huge volume of work has been put in since Clare Civil Defence received the call to assist An Garda Siochana and Clare County Fire & Rescue Service late on Thursday night. Their boat crew were deployed and on… Read More

Civil Defence Officers Association Conference & Trade Show 2022

11 November 2022

The 2022 National Civil Defence Officers Association Conference and Trade Show was held in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny, Co Donegal on the 9th and 10th November 2022. The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Liam Blaney opened the conference on Wednesday morning.  An address and welcome speech was made by the Chief Executive Officer of… Read More

Be Winter Ready

10 November 2022 @emergencyIE      #bewinterready  Government launches Be Winter Ready Information Campaign 2022-2023  Government Task Force on Emergency Planning   ‘Be Winter Ready’ The Government today launched the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2022 -2023 Information Campaign. The campaign was jointly launched by Patrick O’Donovan T.D, Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, and Minister… Read More

Tipperary Civil Defence – Search & Rescue Operation

10 November 2022

On Wednesday evening 26th October Tipperary Civil Defence was tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist with the search for a missing person in the Nenagh area. The unit responded with ground search teams and a K9 team. The Civil Defence crews returned to the search area on Thursday 27th October with ground, K9 and… Read More

Kerry Civil Defence Missing Person Search

25 October 2022

Kerry Civil Defence have been called out by An Garda Siochana to assist with a search in the Tralee area. The SAR Team have been activated and are conducting searches in this area.  Kerry Civil Defence also called in the SARDA Team with one dog for the wooded areas and the drone team.   The search… Read More

Limerick Civil Defence Honoured by the Mayor of Limerick City & County

20 October 2022

The Mayor of Limerick City & County Francis Foley on Tuesday evening honoured Limerick Civil Defence with a parchment in recognition of their achievements in assisting during COVID-19 and the ongoing Ukrainian Crisis. Picture: Liam Burke/Press 22″

K9 Teams Annual Assessment

16 October 2022

Civil Defence K9 teams underwent their annual assessment in a range of environments over the weekend. The Handler’s DMR radios were tracked using our Mapyx Search Management software, providing force protection for our volunteers and situational awareness for search managers.  Developing our integrated capability for the communities they serve when tasked by the Principal Response… Read More

Kilkenny Civil Defence – Assistance to ESB Networks

5 October 2022

On Tuesday morning, 4th October Kilkenny Civil Defence was tasked to assist ESB Networks who reported power lines down in the Talbots Inch area of Kilkenny City and along the River Nore. The Boat and Swiftwater Team succeeded in getting the fallen power line into the Civil Defence Boat and across the river to the… Read More