News

Kerry Flooding

October 14, 2019

​The Kerry Civil Defence AFS Unit was activated this morning, 14th October to assist in flood relief efforts in the Tralee area of Boherbue. 8 Volunteer members under the guidance of the Assistant Civil Defence Officer, utilised 3 X 4WD Vehicles to distribute a total of 60 sandbags to local residents from 10am to 2pm…. Read More


Kanturk Search – October 2019

October 14, 2019

The missing person search in Kanturk concluded on Saturday 12th October following the recovery of the body of the missing person (RIP). Well done to all who gave their time to help out including Cork North Volunteers, Cork City CD Drone and Land Searchers and Kerry, Cork South and Tipperary Civil Defence Drone Units. Civil… Read More


Search for missing Fisherman, Cork West

October 10, 2019

The Cork West Civil Defence Drone Team were deployed on Thursday morning to assist in the search for a fisherman who failed to return to port yesterday evening. The man was reported missing shortly after 8.30pm on Wednesday evening in Dunmanus Bay, West Cork.    


Search Dog Training

October 8, 2019

From Friday the 4th through to Sunday, the 6th of October 2019, Civil Defence canine teams were assessed for licencing by an independent assessor. Assessment commenced on the range in the Phoenix Park at  9pm on Friday where both the victim recovery and air scenting canine teams were put through their paces around the buildings… Read More


Communication Instructors Up-skilling

October 8, 2019

On the 7th and 8th of September 2019, Civil Defence Communication Instructors were invited to attend refresher training in Roscrea and the Phoenix Training Centre at Ratra House. Communications Instructors received an introduction to the new syllabus of local training, including new assessment and certification criteria, which are due to come into service on the… Read More


Personal Survival Techniques (PST) Course

October 8, 2019

The new Civil Defence specific Personal Survival Techniques (PST) course continues to be rolled out to all Civil Defence boat crew at the National Maritime college of Ireland, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. A number of units have now successfully completed the PST course which is a new requirement under the Specific Operational Guidance (SOG) document for… Read More


Communications Workshop

October 8, 2019

On Saturday the 21st and Sunday, 22 September 2019 potential communications instructors attended workshops in Roscrea and the Phoenix Training Centre at Ratra House. The Workshops were designed to assess participant competence in Voice Procedure and Network Discipline and to identify students for places on future Communications Instructors courses. Each potential Instructor was required to… Read More


Drone Support at National Ploughing Championships

October 8, 2019

On the 17th, 18th and 19th of September 2019 Carlow Civil Defence operated their Inspire 1 drone in support of An Garda Siochána’s traffic management operation at the National Ploughing Championship. The unit successfully streamed the downlink from the drone camera directly into the Garda on-site control vehicle, providing real-time situation awareness to decision-makers. The… Read More


Longwood 3/4 Marathon

October 7, 2019

Ambulance crews and Medical teams from Dunboyne, Navan and Trim units of Meath Civil Defence were on duty at the Longwood 3/4 marathon on Sunday 6th October 2019.  Congratulations to the over 1700 people who took part in lovely conditions.      


St Kevin’s Way 25KM Walk for Barretstown

October 7, 2019

St.Kevins Way Challenge 25k walk in aid of Barrettstown took place on Sunday 6th October 2019.  82 Volunteers from Wicklow, Dublin and Kildare Civil Defence provided Welfare, Medical and Rescue cover for the event.