New Civil Defence Volunteer and Equipment Management System

26 February 2020

  The Department of Defence is seeking to install a new Civil Defence Volunteer and Equipment Management System. We are seeking a system which will record volunteer details, help manage training, record operations and also assist with stock control and with vehicle and equipment management. It is envisaged that the new system will allow remote… Read More

Clare – Severe Weather Relief Efforts

25 February 2020

Clare Civil Defence was assisted by their colleagues from Kerry Civil Defence who lent them their Unimog Vehicle to assist with their flood response efforts in Springfield, Co Clare. The vehicle is making the operation  so much safer for all involved. Kudos to the Clare Civil Defence members who have been responding to the situation… Read More

Louth Civil Defence – Search Operation

25 February 2020

Louth Civil Defence was contacted by the Gardaí on Friday night 21st Feb to assist with a missing person search in the Dundalk area. Volunteers commenced ground searching on Saturday morning 22nd Feb and utilised their drone to search the mudflats in the area that were inaccessible to boats. This continued until dark. Searching re-commenced… Read More

Kilkenny Search – River Nore

17 February 2020

On Monday 10th February Kilkenny Civil Defence was tasked by Kilkenny/Carlow Gardaí to assist in a missing person search of the River Nore, along with Rescue 117, Kilkenny Fire & Rescue, Kilkenny Sub Aqua Club and the Ambulance Service. Throughout the week additional assistance was provided by the specialist Tipperary Civil Defence Drone Team, the… Read More

Clare Civil Defence Award

17 February 2020

Clare Civil Defence was awarded the Gold Award in the category of Emergency Response Person/Team of the Year at the All Ireland Community & Council Awards 2020 at an awards ceremony held in Croke Park on Saturday 15th February.  Clare Civil Defence was nominated by Clare County Counicil for the award.  A presentation was submitted… Read More

Civil Defence 2020 Magazine

12 February 2020

This year’s publication of the Civil Defence Magazine is now available through your Civil Defence Officer. Click on the link below for a soft copy of the magazine. Civil Defence Magazine 2020

Limerick – Milford Hospice 10k Run

5 February 2020

On Sunday 2nd February Limerick Civil Defence provided Medical Cover for the Annual Milford Hospice 10K run/walk.  Over 2,300 people participated in the event –  Medical Cover was provided by Ambulance, Bike Units and Mobile Units around the course.  

Civil Defences Annual College Calendar

24 January 2020

Civil Defences Annual College Calendar is now available for 2020. This years programme covers a broad range of themes to include Communications, Medical, Rescue, Swiftwater & Flood, Missing Persons Search, Auxiliary Fire Service, Health & Safety and Food Safety. All courses are run subject to change and the training requirements submitted in the Local Authority… Read More

Carlow Search Operation

22 January 2020

Carlow Civil Defence was activated on Wednesday morning, 22nd January to assist in the search of the River Barrow for a missing woman. Two Civil Defence Boats are conducting the search and the Drone Unit was in operation following the clearance from the foggy weather conditions. Two Civil Defence teams searched the River Bank in… Read More

Death of former Waterford Assistant Civil Defence Officer

14 January 2020

Former Waterford Assistant Civil Defence Officer, Mr Con Cullen, Grange Heights, Waterford, formerly of  Hotel Square Tramore died peacefully at University Hospital Waterford on Sunday 12th January 2020. Con was appointed Assistant Civil Defence Officer in 1974. Funeral Arrangement s are as follows: Reposing at Tom Hennessy’s Funeral Home, Johnstown, Waterford on Wednesday 15th January from… Read More