News

Kildare Flooding

November 22, 2017

Kildare Civil Defence volunteers are assisting with flood response today, provided sandbags at Dara Park, Newbridge and assisted in Caragh & Newhall/Ladytown.


Kerry Flood Relief Efforts

November 22, 2017

Kerry Civil Defence are responding to requests for provision of sandbags due to local flooding. There are nine volunteers currently responding to incidents  in Causeway Village and Lixnaw with one canter, one jeep with trailer and one jeep monitoring, operational.


Meath, Missing Person Search

November 20, 2017

Meath Civil Defence received a call fron Navan Gardaì at 10pm on Sunday night, 19th November requesting assistance in the search of the environs of Navan for a missing person. 16 members from Navan 1 and Navan 2 units responded to the call and conducted targeted hasty land searches radiating out from the last known… Read More


Donegal Civil Defence Working with Helicopters Training

November 16, 2017

On the morning of Sunday 5th November at Downings GAA club, as part of their ongoing Search & Rescue continuous training programme, Donegal Civil Defence teamed up with the Coast Guard Rescue 115 Sligo based rescue helicopter and crew to further advance their training in Working with Helicopters. The training afforded both services a wonderful… Read More


Missing Person Search, Galway

November 16, 2017

Galway Civil Defence members are assisting in the search for a gentleman who reportedly entered the water at Quincentenary Bridge, Galway City at approximately 9.30am on Tuesday 14th November.


Waterford Boating Exercise – 11th November 2017

November 14, 2017

Waterford Civil Defence hosted their regions boating exercise on sat the 11th of November 2017. Volunteers participated in workshops in the morning on communications, body recovery, swift water rescue and PPE.  In the afternoon they were challenged with a simulated cruising galley restaurant sinking which involved the rescue recovery and treatment of multiple causalities from… Read More


Government launches Be Winter Ready Information Campaign 2017-2018

November 9, 2017

Government Task Force on Emergency Planning The Government launched the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2017 -2018 Information Campaign focusing this year on health preparedness for older people, including the promotion of influenza vaccination. This important information campaign was jointly launched by the Minister with responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, T.D., as Chair of the Government Task… Read More


Search Dog Training Weekend : 3 – 5 November 2017

November 6, 2017

Our Civil Defence search dog teams had a busy weekend. Their training was supervised by a UK based Police dog trainer. The training included night searching in the Phoenix Park as well as searches on farmland in Co. Louth. Civil Defence search dogs are available to assist the Gardai in missing person searches throughout Ireland…. Read More


Sligo, Search

November 2, 2017

Sligo Civil Defence was activated by Gardaí to assist with a search for a missing woman in Sligo Town. 17 Civil Defence members assisted in an extensive shoreline search from Strandhill to Rosses Point  on Sunday 22nd Octobe. The search concluded on Monday 23rd October following the recovery of the  body which was located on… Read More


Voluntary Emergency Services Conference, Co. Donegal

October 25, 2017

The Northwest Regional Working Group for Major Emergency Management, representing the Principal Response Agencies (PRA), and in conjunction with the Defence Forces, held a conference / expo for the Voluntary Emergency Services (VES) operating across the northwest of Ireland, on Saturday 21st October 2017 at Finner Camp Army Barracks, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The conference commenced… Read More