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E-Vetting & Civil Defence

June 2, 2017

All Civil Defence volunteers must be Garda vetted. Re-vetting is required every 5 years. From the 1st June all Civil Defence Garda vetting is now carried out using an on-line system. This works as follows. The volunteer completes a one page form (NVB 1) with basic details such as their name and address and also… Read More


Kerry Civil Defence – Aux Fire Service Training Exercise

May 31, 2017


Multi Agency Training Camp, Bere Island

May 17, 2017

Cork West Civil Defence hosted an Inter Agency EMT Training weekend on Bere Island last weekend May 13th & 14th for Civil Defence, Red Cross and Defence Forces members. Instruction was provided by Dr Alan Watts, Dr Jason Van der Velde, AP Kieran Henry, AP Mick Lynch and AP Jonathan Tyner on a range of… Read More


Patient Transfer, Donegal, Monday 8th May

May 12, 2017

Donegal Civil Defence ambulance personnel aided the National Ambulance Service on Monday 8th May by providing patient transfers from Arranmore Island to Brindley Manor Nursing Home, Convoy. Crew members, John McGeoghegan, Tiarnan Doherty and Paidin Doherty were thanked by the family of the patient and the NAS for the professionalism and care displayed.  


Service Training Day, Donegal Civil Defence 8th April

May 12, 2017

Donegal Civil Defence held a service training day on Saturday 8th April, with the volunteer’s skills in the treatment of casualties, following a road traffic accident, Radio Communications in both Tetra & GPS, Search & Recovery and the setting up of a rest centre for displaced persons, following a flooding incident in the Finn Valley… Read More


Gorse Fires, Donegal 9th May 2017

May 12, 2017

Fire crews in Donegal have had a busy time battling gorse fires across the county in the last week during the spell of good weather. On Tuesday 9th May, as crews from Buncrana, Letterkenny, Carndonagh and Moville battled a big blaze near the Glennevin Waterfall in Urris, Clonmany, the Fire Service sought assistance from Donegal… Read More


April – Photo of the Month Winner

May 12, 2017

Congratulations to JJ Sheridan, Cork South Civil Defence on winning Aprils’ Photo of the Month Competition. Please note, Civil Defence will not be accepting any further entries for the photo of the month competition until further notice. Thank you to all who has participated over the duration of this competition . #cdphotoofthemonth


Darkness into Light, Donegal 6th May 2017

May 12, 2017

More than 2,000 people braved the cold on Saturday morning, 6th May to take part in what was Letterkenny’s largest Darkness into Light 5K to raise funds for the Suicide Charity, Pieta House. A further 1,500 Men, Women, Children and even a few dogs walked the 5k in Donegal Town with an additional 2,600 people… Read More


Irish Examiner Report on Civil Defence

May 11, 2017

Breda Graham, a volunteer with Tipperary Civil Defence wrote a news article on Civil Defence: the hidden heroes behind Irish searches, which was published in the Irish Examiner today.  This gives an insight into the involvement and training of Civil Defence to deal with missing person searches. Below is a link to the article on… Read More


Verdemont Apartment Block Fire – Rest Centre

May 11, 2017

A fire broke out at the Verdemont Apartments of the Snugborough Road in Blanchardstown in West Dublin on Wednesday evening.  Dublin Civil Defence setup a rest centre which housed 16 evacuees last night.  Fingal County Council is currently sourcing alternative accommodation for the residents.  It is expected the rest centre will be closed down later… Read More