Visit of US President Joe Biden to Ballina, Co Mayo

23 May 2023

  President of the United States Joe Biden visited Ballina on the evening of 14th April 2023. Civil Defence deployed 30 members to support this historic event. Mayo Civil Defence received support from Galway and Offaly Civil Defence and worked alongside Order of Malta Ireland, An Garda Siochana, The Health Service Executive, Mayo Fire and… Read More

Waterford Civil Defence – Community Volunteer Award

18 May 2023

Waterford Volunteer Instructor Siobhan McCormack was recently selected as a winner in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) Community Volunteer Awards. The third winner of a National Ambulance Service (NAS) Community Volunteer Award is Siobhán McCormack. Siobhán is founding member of Kilmacthomas Community First Responders, established in 2012. An exemplary instructor and first responder she truly… Read More

Mayo Civil Defence May Bank Holiday Weekend Activities

4 May 2023

Mayo Civil Defence volunteers were on duty across Mayo on the weekend of 29th April – 1st May supporting Mayo Day, Mayo Pink Ribbon and a Mini Marathon, working alongside The Order of Malta.

Laois Civil Defence – Bank Holiday Weekend Activities

2 May 2023

A busy bank holiday weekend is coming to a close for Laois Civil Defence volunteers. Friday, Saturday and Sunday crews covered the Coillte Biking Blitz on the Slieve Bloom Mountains alongside volunteers from Offaly Civil Defence. Sunday the Boat Crews provided safety cover the Dragon Regatta on the River Barrow with  Kildare Civil Defence.

Seán Kavanagh, R.I.P.

2 May 2023

Former Sligo Civil Defence Officer, Seán Kavanagh passed away on 28th April.  Following requiem mass on Monday morning 1st May the funeral proceeded to St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden for burial. Mr Kavanagh served as Assistant Civil Defence Officer from 12th October 1983 until his appointment as Civil Defence Officer on 1st June 1998. Mr Kavanagh… Read More

Rescue Organisation Ireland Challenge, Laois Civil Defence

25 April 2023

Laois Civil Defence entered a team in this years Rescue Organisation Ireland Challenge on Saturday 22nd April. The team won 1st Place in the Pit 1 Trauma Challenge in Newbridge. The team, which consisted of Paul Baynham, Sarah Talbot and Ciarán O’Mahony also has an opportunity to travel to the World Rescue Challenge in October… Read More

Roscommon Awards Night

25 April 2023

At the recent Roscommon Civil Defence Awards night, a number of  Civil Defence members were honoured with awards in recognition of long service, advancement and services performed during the pandemic. There are over 50 active volunteers in Roscommon Civil Defence who selflessly provide invaluable support to the emergency services and the community. Below is a… Read More

Rescue Ireland Challenge

24 April 2023

On Saturday 22nd April Kildare Civil Defence entered a team in the Rescue Organisation Ireland Challenge which was held in the Central Fire Station, Newbridge. The Kildare Civil Defence team were awarded Overall Winners of the Trauma Section of the Challenge.  Kildare won the Pit 2 Challenge and Laois won the Pit 1 Challenge and… Read More

Cork North & East Civil Defence, North Cork Search Operation

21 April 2023

On Thursday night 17 Cork North & East Unit volunteer members responded very quickly to assist in a search in the Cork North area. Thankfully, the missing person was found by Mallow Search and Rescue and treated onsite by a Civil Defence EMT. Great interagency cooperation displayed by Civil Defence, An Garda Síochána, Mallow Search… Read More

Dublin Civil Defence Search Operation, Howth

21 April 2023

On Thursday 20th April, Dublin Civil Defence was activated to assist in a search today for a missing person in Howth. Well done to all involved including the Search Dogs.