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

Wexford Civil Defence Helps Rescue Horse from Flooded Quarry

26 March 2012

Leitrim Civil Defence – Search and Recovery Activity – March 2012

26 March 2012

Leitrim Civil Defence, was activated by An Garda Síochána at 5pm on Wednesday 28th March to assist in the search for a reported drowning victim at Carrick- on- Shannon. Civil Defence Volunteers responded with 2 Boat crews and a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) search team. The search continued until 10.30pm without success. The search resumed… Read More

Wexford Civil Defence – Search & Recovery Activity – March 2012

26 March 2012

Wexford Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána, Gorey on Sunday 18th March requesting assistance from with a search for a missing person in the Gorey area to commence on Monday 19th March. The Garda Air Support Unit and dog handlers were activated and Wexford Civil Defence search team met with them at Toss… Read More

Dublin Civil Defence – Heads of The River Boat Race – March 2012

26 March 2012

Dublin Civil Defence boat crews from Malahide and Dun Laoghaire were on duty on 24th March 2012 on the River Liffey to cover the “Heads of the river” rowing race. 40 boats took part in the race, which was started by the Lord Mayor from the adjudicator’s boat escorted by the civil Defence RIB.

Kerry Community & Voluntary Forum

21 March 2012

Following a review of the response to the severe weather of 2009/2010 in Kerry, which emphasised the good collaboration between the emergency services, the important role of the community sector in bridging the gap in local community provision was identified. Kerry County Council hosted a ‘Kerry Community & Voluntary Forum’ on Friday 9th March to… Read More

Dublin Civil Defence – St Patrick’s Day Parade – Swords – March 2012

20 March 2012

Dublin Civil Defence was responsible for the event control of the Parade from the Control Room in County Hall. Civil Defence bike medics covered the parade route. The Swords Unit AFS Appliance and Rescue Tender both participated in the parade. The Civil Defence Ambulances and Rescue Vehicles were on stand- by as well as a… Read More

Civil Defence Website Survey

7 March 2012

Please see below link to a survey on the redevelopment of the Civil Defence Website, completion of this survey is gratefully appreciated. Closing date for completion is Monday 23rd April at 12 noon. All information provided will be treated as confidential.