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Sligo Presentation night 2019

May 2, 2019

Sligo Civil Defence hosted their annual presentation of certificates night and yearly review and plans going forward on April 30th The evening was attended by Bartley Gavin Director of Service for Civil Defence and An Cathaoirleach for Sligo County Council Martin Baker who praised the work that Civil Defence do at emergencies and in giving… Read More


PHTLS (Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support) Course Sligo

May 2, 2019

Sligo Civil Defence hosted a Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Course in Sligo which commenced in January and culminated in March with Medicall in attendance to examine all 21 attendees Volunteers from as far away as Limerick attended lectures and practical sessions every 2 weeks. Thanks to Michael Mc Donagh PHECC Assistant Tutor  /… Read More


Gorse Fires – Donegal

April 22, 2019

Today, Monday 22nd April at 11.21 hrs Donegal Civil Defence AFS Unit were activated by the Chief Fire Officer and Director of Services to respond to gorse fires in the Loughanure, Annagry areas of Donegal. Currently there is one Civil Defence Fire appliance and 12 Person crew responding.


Missing Aircraft Exercise

April 17, 2019

Dublin Civil Defence held a major exercise with 71 Volunteers and 9 from CRS Northern Ireland. Great to see two different organizations work together in a very tough and cold environment. Special thanks to all of the support team especially the Welfare Team for a very welcome hot curry.


Laois Civil Defence – Trauma Challenge Success

April 9, 2019

Saturday 6th April proved a great day for the Laois Civil Defence trauma team,  at their first Rescue Org Ireland challenge in Sligo. The team comprising of Damien Dollard (Paramedic) and Fergal Graham (EFR) won the best Voluntary Emergency Service award and was placed 2nd in the overall trauma section.


Joint Exercise with CRS

April 1, 2019

Dublin Civil Defence had a two day joint training exercise with the Community Rescue Service N.I. (CRS) on the River Bann in Coleraine Co.Derry. A very worthwhile exercise using both our Sonar systems and looking forward to working with this group of Volunteers again.  


Swift Water Flood Responder Course

March 25, 2019

Cork City Civil Defence held a two day Swift Water Flood Responder Course over the weekend. Well done to the 2 instructors and all the participants involved.


St Patricks Day Parades 2019

March 21, 2019

Civil Defence units participated in St Patrick’s Day Parades countrywide over the course of the weekend of 16-17 March 2019. Photos from St Patrick’s Day Parades Nationwide              


Sligo Keep Safe Event, March 2019

March 20, 2019

A Health and safety Authority ‘Keep Safe’ event was held at Sligo Fire station on 7th March 2019. Sligo Civil Defence attended the event and carried out CPR and AED demonstrations and on how to make an emergency call. This program is aimed to promote safety and community awareness through involving the children in a… Read More


Dublin Civil Defence – Drone Exercise

March 12, 2019

Dublin Civil Defence held a training Exercise with their Drone Team and Rescue Boats on the Blessington Lakes recently. The casualties were located by the drone and the drone then led the Rescue Boats to assist their recovery. Click on the link below for video footage of the exercise. Dublin Civil Defence Drone Exercise