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Emergency Services Day, Navan – 24th August 2019

August 27, 2019

Meath Civil Defence were out in force at the Emergency Services day in Navan on Saturday 24th August. The Welfare Team, Rope Rescue Instructors, Communications Instructor, Drone Pilots and Ambulance Crew all volunteered for the day giving displays and demonstrations and informing members of the public of the role Civil Defence plays in the community…. Read More


Mayo Civil Defence Search & Rescue Exercise

August 21, 2019

Mayo Civil Defence held a search and rescue exercise at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar on Sunday 18th August 2019. The exercise involved all disciplines, including boats, drones, communications, ground search, ambulance and first aid. The scenario involved a supposed report from AFS about five young people who had attended a party the previous night in Castlebar… Read More


Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council – Advisory note

August 21, 2019

Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council – Advisory note 20/08/2019 The latest edition of the PHECC field guide is currently still in development. Part of this development process involves circulating drafts of the guide to selected focus groups for feedback and correction of typographical errors etc. Unfortunately, it appears that drafts of the guide have unintentionally found… Read More


Roscommon Boat Crew Activities – August 2019

August 20, 2019

Roscommon Civil Defence Boat crew had a busy week with three calls for assistance between Tuesday 13th August and Sunday 18th August. The first call was received on Tuesday 13th August when a local farmer in the Fearagh, Dysart area had difficulty reaching seven marooned horses. He had failed over the weekend to access his farmland… Read More


Civil Defence PHECC issue has been resolved

August 14, 2019

Paul Kehoe T.D, Minister with Responsibility for Defence confirms his Department has submitted a licence renewal application to PHECC, to provide Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Services Today Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D. confirmed that his Department has submitted an application to the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) to renew the recognition of… Read More


Assistant Civil Defence Officer (Limerick)

August 14, 2019

The role of Assistant Civil Defence Officer for Limerick has been advertised with a closing date 26th August 2019 Full details of the role and application process are available HERE


Mayo Civil Defence – August Bank Holiday Weekend

August 9, 2019

Mayo Civil Defence Volunteers provided Medical Cover at a number of events over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Islandeady Fun Run – 1 Ambulance, and crew Cycle Sportif Ballina – 2 Ambulances, and crews Bonniconlon Agricultural Show, supported by Sligo Civil Defence (4 Ambulances, and crews; 2 4×4 Vehicles; 1 Command & Control Unit, utilising… Read More


All Ireland Poc Fada, Cooley Mountains

August 7, 2019

Louth Civil Defence Volunteers provided Rescue and Medical cover at the 2019 All Ireland Poc Fada competition in the Cooley Mountains on Saturday 3rd August.


Cardiac Arrest Survival – Laois

August 7, 2019

One of Laois Civil Defence volunteers attended a cardiac arrest, where the patient received a return of spontaneous circulation and is recovering in hospital. Events like this highlight the importance of the chain of survival.  Great success story and best wishes to the patient for a full recovery.   #Onelife


Kerry – August Bank Holiday Weekend

August 7, 2019

Kerry Civil Defence Volunteers supported local community events in Co. Kerry throughout the August Bank Holiday weekend, including the three-day Caherciveen Festival of Music & the Arts, a marathon in Fenit and a vintage show. The Kerry Unit is proud of its capability to provide such a service to the people and tourists of Kerry.