Dublin Civil Defence – Malahide Estuary Exercise – May 2012

14 May 2012

Dublin City Council has in recent times been training staff to assist at Rest Centres in the event of a major emergency. Some of the Local Authority staff members acted as the ‘evacuees’ during the course of the Exercise to get the feel of what is required in a real time scenario. The ‘evacuees’ were… Read More

Civic Reception in Honour of Laois Civil Defence – May 2012

14 May 2012

A large assembly of Councillors, two elected TDs and a number of other dignitaries were in attendance at Laois County Council Chambers at County Hall, Portaloise on Friday night, 10th May to witness Laois County Council bestow the highest honour it could to Laois Civil Defence. Speakers on the night included, Cathaoirleach of Laois County… Read More

Waterford County Civil Defence – Search & Rescue, May 2012

9 May 2012

Waterford County Civil Defence was activated on Thursday 3rd May to assist the Irish Coastguard Helicopter in a rescue operation of an injured walker from a local scenic area around the Mahon Falls area of the Comeragh Mountains. A Waterford County Rescue Instructor was carrying out a site survey for a future search exercise that… Read More

Dublin Civil Defence – Walk of Dreams – May 2012

8 May 2012

On Monday 7th May Dublin Civil Defence provided two Ambulances and bike medics for the Johnny Giles “Walk of Dreams” to the Aviva Stadium. A Dublin Civil Defence jeep also led the walk.

Louth Civil Defence – Mourne Mountain Adventure

2 May 2012

Louth Civil Defence assisted in the Mourne Mountain Adventure on the 28th April, a cross border event sponsored by the NIFRS, PSNI, MOD, HMCG, Down DC, Newry Mourne DC and the RNLI. Civil Defence Volunteers were tasked to provide a 4×4 Ambulance to be based at the Coast Guard station in Newcastle Co. Down and… Read More

Exercise ‘Railroad’ – Carlow

1 May 2012

The South East Region hosted a Major Emergency Management Exercise in Carlow on 29th March, 2012. The night-time scenario was a simulated rail accident requiring the declaration of a major emergency mobilisation of the PRA’s to the scene. Due to the seriousness of the incident the National Emergency Co-ordination Centre (NECC) was also convened as… Read More

President Higgins visit to Union Hall, Cork, April 2012

1 May 2012

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, visited Union Hall in West Cork on Sunday 22nd April 2012 in order to express his sympathies to the families affected by the tragedy, and his gratitude to all the personnel and agencies involved in the search and recovery operation following the sinking of the ‘Tit Bonhomme’ trawler… Read More

Sligo Civil Defence – 2011-2012 Training Year Presentation Night, 19th April 2012

26 April 2012

Sligo Civil Defence held their 2011/2012 training year presentation night on Thursday 19th April which was attended by Director of Service for Emergency Services, Dorothy Clarke Civil Defence Board Technical Officer, Kevin Houston together with 70 Volunteer members of Sligo Civil Defence. 2011 activities were reviewed on the night and plans for 2012 were unveiled…. Read More

Offaly Civil Defence – Search & Recovery Activity – April 2012

19 April 2012

Offaly Civil Defence was activated on Saturday 14th April to assist the Gardaí in the search for a missing lady in the Tullamore area. Civil Defence Instructors met up on Saturday afternoon to prepare equipment, and to assemble a search team to commence searching Sunday morning 15th April. The Central Fire Station was set up… Read More

Cork West Civil Defence – Bere Island Exercise, April 2012

16 April 2012

Cork West Civil Defence held a weekend skills camp on Bere Island on the weekend of 7-8 April 2012. 60 Volunteer members participated in the skills weekend, half of whom are new recruits. Navy divers and Air Corps personnel interacted with the Civil Defence Volunteers to form a series of simulated training exercises designed to… Read More