Cork West Civil Defence – Search & Rescue Operation

31 May 2012

On Sunday May 27th at 1217hrs, while conducting a search exercise in the area, Cork West Civil Defence received a request from Clonakilty Garda station to assist in the search for a missing person in the region of Long Strand, Castlefreke, Clonakilty. On arrival at the scene the person had been located at the base… Read More

Sligo Civil Defence – Spring Event 2012

28 May 2012

Events: March 3rd and 4th First aid cover at Surfing championships in Strandhill March 7th and 8th First aid cover at Umbro cup games at Sligo I.T March 9th First aid cover at Sligo Rovers game March 10th First aid cover at Duathlon held at Rosses Point March 13th First aid cover at Sports event… Read More

Critical Incident Stress Management Network Ireland

23 May 2012

Meath Civil Defence – Rope Rescue Comp. – Beligum – May 2012

23 May 2012

The Meath Civil Defence Rope Rescue Team took part once again in the GrimpDay International Rope Rescue competition in Namur, Belgium on Saturday 12th May. The team comprised John Crosby (Leader) Shane Quinn, Colin Coldrick, David Connor, Brendan Healy, Liz Williamson (Victim) and Gary Coldrick (Logistics). The competition this year was limited to 30 teams… Read More

Leitrim Civil Defence – Joint Exercise – May 2012

16 May 2012

Leitrim Civil Defence Volunteers and Carrick on Shannon Order of Malta Volunteers recently completed a joint training exercise in Carrick on Shannon. The exercise scenario involved a collision between a Passenger Carrying Vessel and a Cruiser with casualties recovered by Civil Defence Boat Crews. Casualties were then transported to shore and treated by mixed teams… Read More

Mayo Civil Defence – Spring 2012 Activities

15 May 2012

Mayo Civil Defence has been exceptionally busy during the period of early February to May 2012. The Unit attended a total of 32 duties during this period. Volunteer members were on duty at the following: Axa Road Safety Road Show for secondary school pupils Hunter Trials Athletic Events Show Jumping GAA Events The Castlebar Duathalon… Read More

Cork South Civil Defence – Sea Sunday – May 2012

15 May 2012

Cork South Civil Defence attended the annual Sea Sunday Commemoration Service in Kinsale on Sunday May 13th 2012. The annual event is held to remember those who have lost their lives at sea. It remembers both emergency and rescue service personnel and also fishermen. A number of other agencies also participated in the service including… Read More

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