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Galway Civil Defence Missing Person Searches

13 August 2020

Galway Civil Defence were called out on 2 missing person searches this week. Search 1 – 12th August Members of Oranmore, Loughrea Civil Defence and Ballinasloe Civil Defence responded to reports of a missing 15-year-old at 00:15am Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.  They responded immediately with a thermal drone and ambulance crew. The teenager was found safe… Read More


New Phase of the COVID-19 Communications Campaign

10 August 2020

  The Department of Health and HSE have launched a new phase of the COVID-19 communications campaign to encourage safe behaviours as we learn to live with COVID-19.   Living with COVID Pack.pptx


Wingman Casting Callout

22 July 2020

Mahy Media are producing a series for RTÉ called ‘Wingman’ with Baz Ashmawy. The show is about helping people to achieve a dream or an ambition, something that they have always wanted to do but never had the opportunity to do so. The producers would love to reach out to the volunteers that have been and who are still… Read More


Civil Defence & River Shannon Cruisers

22 July 2020

Over the past two weekends Roscommon Civil Defence was activated to assist with Cruisers which got into  difficulty while on the River Shannon.  Boat crews responded on both weekends as follows: The first call was on Sunday morning 12th July when a cruiser had ran aground north of Rooskey. The Roscommon Civil Defence Officer co-ordinated… Read More


Child Protection Policy 2020

20 July 2020

The Civil Defence Child Protection Policy is reviewed every 2 years. The updated policy is attached.  The only significant change is the requirement to repeat the on-line TUSLA training every 5 years. This is set out on Page 5 as follows;  (iv)         All members of Civil Defence are required to complete the TUSLA Children First… Read More


Civil Defence: COVID-19 Response

17 July 2020

THANK YOU Civil Defence has provided a 120-day sustained response to the COVID-19 pandemic (17th March – 14th July), assisting the Principal Response Agencies and their communities through a wide range of taskings. A total of 29,516 volunteer hours have been provided by 878 different Civil Defence volunteers. A total of 3,680 individual taskings have… Read More


Thank You Letter to Cork City CD from the Irish Blood Transfusion Service

16 July 2020


COVID-19 Report, 15th July 2020

13 July 2020

Headline Update Over the past two days (13th – 14th July), 64 volunteers were involved in 35 taskings and provided 309 volunteer hours to their communities. Since 17 March 2020, A daily average of 59 Civil Defence volunteers have provided a daily average of 246 volunteer hours. A total of 29,516 volunteer hours have been… Read More


Vacancy (Meath – Assistant Civil Defence Officer)

8 July 2020

  Information and Application Form Available Here Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Wednesday the 22nd July 2020.  


Galway River Cruiser Rescue

2 July 2020

On Sunday evening 28th June the Ballinasloe Civil Defence Boat Unit was tasked to assist a River Cruiser which encountered engine failure near the Moycarn Marina on the River Suck, Ballinasloe. The Civil Defence Rib was launched from the slipway and on the scene 30 minutes after receiving the call from the Irish Coastguard. The… Read More