Kildare Civil Defence – Search and Recovery, January 2012

9 January 2012

Kildare Civil Defence Search & Rescue Unit was activated at 10pm on Tuesday 3rd January in response to a call from Naas Gardaí requesting assistance in searching for a missing woman in the Kilcullen Area. 10 Volunteers made their way to Kilcullen with a number of vehicles. The search was called off at 11.30 pm. Gardaí… Read More

Laois Civil Defence, Hospice Walk, St Stephen’s Day

9 January 2012

The 19th annual Hospice Walk took place in the village of Clonaslee in county Laois on St Stephens Day. There is an option of two walk routes, one a 15 km and the second a 10km walk, both taking in some lovely regions of the nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains such as ‘Brittas Lake’, ‘Rickets Rock’ and… Read More

Christmas Greetings 2011

15 December 2011

The Chairman, Director General and Civil Defence Board members would like to take this opportunity to thank all Civil Defence members and staff of the Board for their magnificent service throughout 2011. Civil Defence has provided much needed support to communities all over the country throughout the year. The efforts of the organisation in supporting… Read More

Laois Civil Defence – Search & Rescue – December 2011

12 December 2011

Shortly after 3am on Thursday 8th December 2011 Laois Civil Defence were activated to assist in a search for a missing Tullamore lady who was reported missing earlier in the day. Following Garda and family investigations of the woman’s whereabouts the lady’s car was found in the Slieve Bloom Mountains in a scenic area known as… Read More

Clare Civil Defence Commence Undercover Operations

12 December 2011

Clare Civil Defence this week received two inflatable tents which will be used by service members and volunteers when responding to major emergencies and participating in river, lake and coastal area search and recovery efforts.The Civil Defence acquired the 5x4m tents on receipt of a €12,000 Severe Weather Grant from the Civil Defence Board, which… Read More

CDOA Conference – November 2011

25 November 2011

The Civil Defence Officers Association Annual Training Seminar was held in Killashee house hotel from Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th of November. The event again proved to be a successful one with both national and international speakers which included:Mr Sean Mc Carry from Northern Ireland Community Rescue who gave a very in-depth presentation on their Organisation and the… Read More

Wexford Civil Defence – Search & Recovery Activity – November 2011

25 November 2011

Wexford Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána on Saturday 19th November to assist in the search for a missing person in Wexford town. 35 Volunteer members took part in the search providing transport, search teams, maps and welfare backup. The missing man’s body was recovered at approximately 4pm on Saturday and the search was… Read More

Cork South Civil Defence – River Bandon Search – November 2011

17 November 2011

Cork South Civil Defence was activated by Gardaí at Bandon Garda Station at 12:30pm on Monday 14thNovember 2011 to assist in the search for a missing person on the Bandon River. A Civil Defence boat was launched at Bandon Bridge at 2.00pm. A search on both sides of the river bank also commenced at this… Read More

Regional Exercises 2011 – Dublin, 20th November 2011

7 November 2011

Dublin Civil Defence hosted the seventh and final tranche of the 2011 Regional Exercises on Sunday 20thNovember. The Competition included five competitive sites comprising Footdrill, in the Tallaght Stadium Car Park, and Casualty/Rescue, Flood Defence, Communications and Team Task, at the Tallaght Stadium and at Bohernabreena.Four teams, namely Kildare, Meath, Cavan and Wicklow competed. At… Read More

Meath Civil Defence – Launch of Search Dog “Phoenix” – October 2011

7 November 2011

Meath Civil Defence unveiled the newest addition to the organisations search management team in the form of PHOENIX, a golden retriever search dog. Phoenix has been in training with his handler, Kealan McMoreland, assistant unit leader in the Trim unit for the past eighteen months and was formally placed on active availability for search operations… Read More