Fire Danger Notice – Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine

June 27, 2019

BE PREPARED. BE VIGILANT. STAMP OUT FOREST FIRES. Fire Danger Notice 06 of 2019 Issue date: 27 JUNE 2019 @ 1200 hrs Forest Fire Danger Rating Condition Orange – High Fire Risk Warning Effective From 1200 hrs 27/06/2019 Effective Period Expires 1200 hrs 01/07/2019 Arising from forecast high temperatures associated with high pressure weather patterns… Read More

Dublin Civil Defence AFS Training Exercise

June 26, 2019

Dublin Civil Defence recently held an AFS training exercise testing their water movement and pumping capabilities.  Approx 10,000 litres being pumped a minute. Below is a link to a video clip highlighting the exercise: Dublin Civil Defence AFS Training Video

EO Instructor Post – Civil Defence

June 21, 2019

Civil Defence EO Instructor post, Roscrea is currently advertised on Please see link below to the advertisement:    

New vehicles for Civil Defence

June 20, 2019

In July 2018 the Department of Defence applied for and was approved an allocation of €500,000 from the Dormant Accounts fund to go towards the upgrading of the Civil Defence fleet.  The business case made to the Department of Community and Rural Development centred around the fact that many of the activities carried out by… Read More

Metallica Concert, Slane Castle – 8th June 2019

June 10, 2019

Meath Civil Defence teams, assisted by Cavan, Dublin and Monaghan units provided medical cover in the arena, water safety on the River Boyne and crowd safety at Slane Bridge as well as Welfare Catering for the 124 volunteers on duty during th ecourse of the Metallica Concert at Slane Castle on Saturday 8th June.

US President Trump visit to Doonbeg, June 2019

June 10, 2019

Clare Civil Defence were honoured to be asked to provide substantial resources to assist in the recent US Presidential visit to Clare. Civil Defence units from Limerick, Galway and Tipperary assisted with resources and equipment. The Dublin Civil Defence Hagglund crew also assisted during the course of the visit. President Trump’s personal physician took time… Read More

Commander John Gold meets President Higgins

June 10, 2019

Dublin Civil Defence Commander John Gold and his grandson Adam Gold met with President Higgins at the Áras an Uachtarán Garden Party on Saturday 8th June 2019.

Retirement of Jos Kirby

June 5, 2019

A function was held in Limerick last night to mark the retirement of Jos Kirby as Civil Defence Officer. Jos served as CDO for 14 years, originally as CDO for Limerick County. Since the of the City and County Units in 2014, Jos served jointly as CDO alongside Cecilia O’Flaherty. We wish Jos well in… Read More

Annual Famine Commemoration Ceremony

May 29, 2019

Sligo was the host for this year’s Annual Commeration of the Great Famine and a beautiful ceremony was held in Stephens Street car park on Sunday 19th May. Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and The Minister for Arts and Culture, Josepha Madigan together with 45 Ambassadors from countries around the world, Mayor of Sligo Rosaleen O’Grady and… Read More

Barrettstown – Dublin Mountain Challenge 2019

May 27, 2019

The Dublin Mountain Challenge was held on Sunday 26th May 2019 in support of Barrettstown. Dublin Civil Defence provided Medical, Rescue and Welfare cover for this event. There were 136 Volunteers on duty, utilising 37 Vehicles and a wonderful hot meal was provided for 560 participants and Volunteers.