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Inter – Agency Service Support in Search Management 08/10/2016

October 18, 2016

Background: One of the main services provided by Voluntary Emergency Services (VES) is Missing Persons Search. The instances of VES assisting An Garda Siochana are almost a weekly occurrence, and are becoming even more frequent. There has certainly been a greater awareness among the PRA’s of the ability, expertise and resources VES can provide and… Read More


Emergency Exercise, Dublin Airport

October 11, 2016

Wicklow Civil Defence personnel played the roles of passengers and flight crew during an Emergency Exercise at Dublin Airport on Thursday 6th October. The event is of huge value to the airport and all the emergency services involved. The roles played by Civil Defence volunteers was an integral part of the exercise ensuring that the… Read More


Inter-agency exercise on Valentia Island

October 10, 2016

Image from Saturday’s (8th October) inter-agency exercise on Valentia Island  


September Photo of the Month Winner

October 10, 2016

Congratulations to Andrew Fox, Roscommon Civil Defence on winning the September Photo of the Month Competition. A €50 One4All voucher is on its way to you. The competition is open again for October – if you’re not in you can’t win. There will be a €50 One for All voucher awarded to the winner each… Read More


Cork City Civil Defence at Collins Barracks

October 5, 2016

Cork City Civil Defence personnel at Defence Forces Demonstration, Collins Barracks 04/10/2016


Kerry – Flood Relief Efforts

October 4, 2016

Following incessant overnight rain which has continued into the daylight hours, Kerry Civil Defence was deployed on Tuesday 4th October to the Caherciveen area with 300 filled sandbags and two jeeps. A further 500 sandbags have been deployed to Portmagee. A total of 16 volunteer members are assisting in the flood relief efforts.


South Dublin Councillors tour of Civil Defence Training Centre

October 4, 2016


Irish Times article on Civil Defence Drones

October 4, 2016

Link below to Irish Times News Article on the use of drones within Civil Defence Irish Times News Article on Civil Defence use of Drones


Safety Information Notice

September 28, 2016

Safety Information Notice   Following the recent incident involving a National Ambulance Service Emergency Ambulance this Safety notice should be brought to the attention of all Civil Defence volunteers.   Volunteers are requested to ensure all medical gas cylinders (Oxygen and Entonox©) are secure within vehicles, and the regulators and flow meters are securely attached… Read More


Wexford Civil Defence Inter Agency Training Day & CDO Retirement Function

September 27, 2016

Wexford Civil Defence hosted an Inter-Agency training day at County Hall, Carricklawn on Saturday 24th September. The day consisted of presentations and practical demonstrations from a number of voluntary agencies followed by a dinner in the Riverbank Hotel. Following dinner a presentation was made to Gabrielle Willis to mark her retirement from her position as… Read More