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Regional Exercises, Limerick – 22nd April 2017

April 27, 2017

On Saturday the 22nd April Limerick Civil Defence hosted a Regional Exercise in Curragh Chase Forset Park. The competition consisted of competitive sites including Casualty/Medical, Search, Radio Communications, Footdrill and Multi Skills, and a Team Building site which tested the volunteers’ ability to communicate and work as a team using a range of various skills…. Read More


Roscommon Civil Defence – Annual Awards Night

April 27, 2017

On Friday April 7th Roscommon Civil Defence held their annual Awards Night in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon Town. There were certificates awarded to the volunteers on the night for various disciplines, a number of volunteers received their 10 Year Service Medals, Derek Nolan received the 20 Year Service Medal. Special guests that were in attendance on… Read More


Graduation 2017

April 26, 2017

Congratulations to all 71 graduates of the Emergency Medical Technician, Voluntary Sector Training Skills, People Handling Instructor & Manual Handling Instructor Programmes today in Roscrea.  These are national accredited awards, reflecting the skills and competence of participants from Civil Defence, National Ambulance Service & Defence Forces. A special congratulations to Thomas Durney & Catherine Flynn… Read More


March Photo of the Month Winner

April 13, 2017

Congratulations to Tiarnan Doherty, Donegal Civil Defence on winning the March Photo of the Month Competition. A €50 One4All voucher is on its way to you. #cdphotoofthemonth The competition is open again for April – if you’re not in you can’t win. There will be a €50 One for All voucher awarded to the winner each month. Entries for… Read More


Flood Evacuation & Rest Centre Exercise Cabra 04/03/2017

April 11, 2017

Flood evacuation & Rest Centre exercise in Cabra, Dublin on 04.03.17 with Dublin Civil Defence, Dublin Fire Brigade and An Garda Síochána. Video footage provided by Emergency Times.


Regional Exercise Meath – 8th April 2017

April 9, 2017

Meath Civil Defence hosted their Regional Exercise in Tara Mines on Saturday 8th April 2017.  4 counties took part in the competition: Dublin, Wexford, Cavan and Monaghan. There were three competitive sites for the overall competition (Casualty, Search & Communications), also a footdrill exercise and a workshop on Mine Rescue. The day’s activities were followed by a prize giving… Read More


Leitrim Search & Recovery Operation

April 7, 2017

On Friday 31st March Leitrim Civil Defence was activated by Gardaí  to assist in the search for two persons reported missing in the Marina area in Carrick on Shannon. The Boat Crew arrived on the scene at 12.50 pm, within 50 minutes of the call-out.  A body was located shortly after and removed from the… Read More


Cathaoirleach Commends Civil Defence Volunteers

April 5, 2017

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has paid tribute to the Civil Defence Volunteers and asked people to reflect on the valued role they play in our community. The Cathaoirleach was speaking at the Civil Defence National Exercise which was held on 1st April, where the local volunteers were joined by teams… Read More


Regional Exercises Sligo – 1st April 2017

April 5, 2017

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has paid tribute to the Civil Defence Volunteers and asked people to reflect on the valued role they play in our community. The Cathaoirleach was speaking at the Civil Defence National Exercise which was held on 1st April, where the local volunteers were joined by teams… Read More


Bulk Food Production Course – McKee Barracks

April 5, 2017

Civil Defence volunteers from Meath, Waterford and Wexford are taking part in a Bulk Food Production course in McKee Barracks this week.  Today they are in the Glen feeding 120 army personnel.