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EMT Training Day – Sligo

July 25, 2018

A very successful Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training day was held in Enniscrone in Sligo on Saturday 14th July in conjunction with Sligo Fire Service (Enniscrone Branch). A number of Doctors from A&E Sligo University Hospital were in attendance. They delivered presentations on various topics , observed the exercise after lunch and acted as the receiving… Read More


Leitrim Search Operation

July 25, 2018

Leitrim Civil Defence was tasked by An Garda Síochána at 8am on Tuesday 24th July to assist with the search for a man in his thirties missing in the Ballinamore area. The Sligo based Coastguard Helicopter was also tasked. Following a review of CCTV footage the search was focussed on the Canal in the town…. Read More


Heroics of Sligo Civil Defence Volunteer

July 24, 2018

On 16th July Sligo Civil Defence Volunteer, Cathal O’Gara was called into action at his workplace when a lorry driver fell ill and collapsed. Cathal initiated CPR, attached the workplace AED to the person in question and administered two shocks prior to the arrival of the HSE Ambulance crew.  Following the second shock the casualty… Read More


Upgrade of Civil Defence Fleet

July 24, 2018

On Tuesday 17th July, Minister with responsibility for Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe, TD announced the decision to ring-fence €500,000 for new vehicles for Civil Defence in 2019 as part of the Dormant Accounts Action Plan. The Dormant Accounts Fund is resourced by the unclaimed accounts and life assurance policies in financial institutions and insurance undertakings… Read More


Handover of 4WD Vehicle to Waterford CD

July 12, 2018


Benbulben Music Festival

July 11, 2018

Sligo Civil Defence provided first aid cover for the first ever Benbulben Music festival in Grange, Co Sligo which featured all the famous Country and Western Stars namely: Jimmy Buckley, Michael English, Patrick Feeney, Derek Ryan, Mike Denver , Cliona Hagan. A crowd of almost 4,000 attended with the biggest dance floor laid out on… Read More


Ring of Kerry Cycle

July 11, 2018

Kerry Civil Defence coordinated the medical provision for the Ring of Kerry Cycle 2018. The Kerry Unit had support from the Laois, Cork South, Cork West, Cork North and Galway Civil Defence units as well as the Red Cross and Order of Malta from the Voluntary Emergency Services (VES).


Galway Hospice Patient Visit to Beach

July 10, 2018

Some very kind words received from a family, thanking Galway Civil Defence volunteers Luke and Louie, who made their mothers wish come true to visit the beach: “I just want to thank Oranmore Civil Defence for making my Mother’s wish come true. She is in Galway Hospice at the moment and all she wanted to… Read More


Child Safeguarding Statement

July 2, 2018

The Children First Act 2015 requires that organisations that are providers of relevant services prepare a Child Safeguarding Statement. The Department of Defence has prepared a Child Safeguarding Statement for use in Civil Defence. This statement has been prepared in line with the guidance issued by TUSLA. The Child Safeguarding Statement is being made available… Read More


Revised Code of Conduct and new Volunteer Policy

July 2, 2018

All Civil Defence members should note these two important new documents. The Code of Conduct has been updated and the previous Code, issued in 2006, has been withdrawn. A new Volunteer Policy has been introduced. The purpose of this policy is to guide volunteering within Civil Defence by: reinforcing the importance of volunteering to Civil… Read More