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Cork West Duties, October 2023

27 October 2023

The following are some of the operational duties undertaken by Cork West Civil Defence during October: Missing Person Search Operation, Dinagh – Drone Pilots, Boat Crew, Search Teams, Incident Control GAA Tournament – Medical Responder Duty Severe Weather Response, Midleton – Boat crew, Swiftwater Responders, Welfare Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race (SCAR) 2023 – Safety Boat,… Read More


Cork West Annual Training Camp – Bere Island

27 October 2023

On the weekend of the 13th -15th October 2023, 30 volunteers attended the Cork West Annual Training Camp on Bere Island. The main objectives of the Training Camp were: Team Building Communication Skills Search and Rescue Skills Search and Rescue Exercise. TEAM BUILDING AND COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS On Saturday morning volunteers participated in several team challenges…. Read More


World Rescue Organisation Challenge, October 2023 – Lanzarote

24 October 2023

Well done to the Laois, Kildare and Dublin Civil Defence volunteers who took part in the World Rescue Organisation challenge in Lanzarote last week. Over the course of the week, the teams took part in Standard and Complex trauma challenges alongside rescue teams from around the world. A special mention to the teams from  Kildare… Read More


Storm Babet – Flood Relief Efforts

19 October 2023

18th October: Cork North & East Cork North and East Civil Defence unit was activated at 12.30 today to assist with emergency flood response in Midleton and surrounding areas. A control centre was set up at Midleton fire station where key agencies, including Civil Defence organised and designated tasking from. The units 25+ volunteers consisted… Read More


Galway Search and Recovery Operation

16 October 2023

On Sunday evening 15th October 2023, Galway Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána to assist with a search for a missing person at the River Clare in Claregalway. The Galway RIB and crew responded to conduct a search of the area. One male was recovered by Galway Fire and Rescue Swiftwater Team from… Read More


Mallow Flooding – 27th September 2023

28 September 2023

Cork North & East was activated yesterday afternoon by An Garda Síochána, Mallow to assist them and the local fire service with flood relief in the Mallow area. The Unit responded quickly and a number of volunteers took up various tasks in the Mallow area. Great interagency work by all.


National Ploughing Championships 2023, Ratheniska, Co Laois

22 September 2023

Civil Defence displayed all that is good about the organisation over the course of three days 19-21 September at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois. Weather conditions, especially on Tuesday made things more challenging, particularly underfoot, but the event proved a great success in terms of raising awareness among the general public of… Read More


Search & Rescue Operation, Slieve Blooms

5 September 2023

On Saturday night 2nd September, Laois Civil Defence was activated to assist a family reported lost in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Two teams from Laois Civil Defence, assisted by members from Offaly Civil Defence and the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association and members of An Garda Síochána carried out a search of the area and… Read More


Westmeath HQ Official Opening

2 August 2023

A ceremony to mark the official opening of the new Westmeath Civil Defence Headquarters took place on Friday 28th July.


Reek Sunday

2 August 2023

Dublin Civil Defence assisted Mayo Civil Defence and the Order of Malta with a Mountain Stretcher Team for Reek Sunday on 30th July.