Clare Volunteer Awards

September 27, 2018

Blue McDonnell from Ennis has been awarded a Gold Volunteer Award at the University of Limerick Presidential Awards for her volunteer work with Clare Civil Defence, also last year, volunteer Orlaith Lyons was honoured with at NUIG for her services to Clare Civil Defence. Orlaith is currently in her third year of Speech and Language… Read More

CISM Network Ireland Workshop – November 2018

September 26, 2018

  Click on image to enlarge:                 Booking Link for CISM Network Ireland Workshop November 2018

Papal Visit & Modern Communications

September 12, 2018

Civil Defence utilises modern communications to support Principal Response Agencies The integration of expertly trained volunteers and modern communications infrastructure allowed Civil Defence units in both Dublin and Mayo to deliver a professional service to the National Ambulance Service, An Garda Siochana, local authority and event coordinators during the Papal visit. This support is in… Read More

Papal Visit to Knock

September 12, 2018

Mayo Civil Defence under the guidance of the county’s Civil Defence Officer, Ms Rose Doherty and her Management Team played a major role in supporting the Principal Response Agencies at Knock Shrine on 26 August 2018. Mayo Civil Defence coordinated Civil Defence Units from Mayo, Laois, Roscommon, Galway, Sligo and Donegal during Civil Defence operations… Read More

Missing Person Search – Roscommon

September 4, 2018

Roscommon Civil Defence were tasked by An Garda Síochána at 16:45 on Friday 31st August 2018, to search for a lady who was reported missing in the Castleplunket area. The Garda helicopter was also tasked to the area. Roscommon Civil Defence Volunteers, Drone unit and boat crew were tasked to search in the Castleplunket area… Read More

Civil Defence Child Protection Policy 2018

August 31, 2018

Child Protection Policy 2018.pdf This policy outlines the procedures and establishes the responsibilities of Civil Defence members1 with regard to the protection of children when working with, or when brought into contact with, children whilst engaged in Civil Defence duties and exercises. Each Civil Defence Unit must have a Designated Liaison Person (DLP) to act… Read More

Civil Defence Support to the Principal Response Agencies during the Papal Visit.

August 27, 2018

Civil Defence volunteers played a major role in the Papal visit over the course of the weekend, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August. They were involved on the ground in both the Phoenix Park and at Knock Shrine in supporting the Principal Response Agencies (Gardaí and the National Ambulance Services). At Knock Shrine, 140 volunteers were on duty, coordinated by… Read More

3 Day Conference Sao Paulo, Brazil

August 22, 2018

Dublin Civil Defence Officer, James McConnell delivered a lecture on EU Preparedness and Prevention in Disasters and the Role of Civil Defence in Urban Resilience during a disaster to the Conference in Sao Paulo Brazil.  Photographed with the head of the Brazilian Civil Defence Col. Helena dos Santos Reis.

Civil Defence Officer Post – Wexford

August 21, 2018

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann – Drogheda

August 10, 2018

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann runs from 12th to 19th August. This years the event is being held in Drogheda. Louth Civil Defence will be on duty throughout the week providing casualty and ambulance cover. They will be assisted by Civil Defence volunteers from Meath, Monaghan, Cavan and Dublin. In total 60 Civil Defence volunteers will… Read More