Offaly COVID-19 Marathon Tasking

28 October 2020

Following engagement of a courier service by the HSE, Offaly Civil Defence have ceased their tasking of transporting COVID-19 samples to the ENFER Laboratory Naas.  As part of their COVID-19 support duties, the Offaly unit transported samples on a continuous basis from 17th March to 25th October – truly a marathon tasking and worthy of… Read More

HSE ‘Bubbles’ Campaign

22 October 2020

This new COVID campaign from the HSE is aimed primarily at a younger audience but with a message for us all. Our bubbles mean protection and the ad aims to make the invisible visible, showing how the protective actions that we take help to keep us and the people we love safe. It also shows… Read More

Cork City – Flood Relief Efforts 19th & 20th October 2020

22 October 2020

Cork City Civil Defence was activated on Monday 19th October to assist with flood relief efforts due to rising floodwaters throughout Cork City. Volunteers responded following a request from the Flood Relief Group for volunteer Swift Water and Pump Teams. Volunteer members were stood down on Tuesday evening 20th October following two days supporting their… Read More

Ela’s Wedding

2 October 2020

On 5th September 2020, Cork South Civil Defence volunteer Ela Klm was married to Salvatore in a small ceremony which took place in Cork City. As a surprise, her colleagues from the Cork South unit organised a surprise guard of honour for her. With the restrictions of Covid-19, two volunteers attended and wished her well once the… Read More

Immunisation against Influenza

28 September 2020

A scheme to provide for the annual influenza vaccination of Civil Defence members was introduced in 2018.  New strains of the influenza virus emerge each year and new vaccines are produced annually.  To improve the protection available to Civil Defence volunteers, the Department of Defence grant-aids expenditure on immunisation against influenza.  All active members of… Read More

New Meath Civil Defence headquarters

25 September 2020

Helen McEntee TD, Minister for Justice officially opened the new Meath Civil Defence headquarters in Navan today. Meath Civil Defence has a very active Unit and they are delighted to have a purpose built home for training and for storing their vehicles, boats and equipment. The building was funded by Meath County Council with some… Read More

Listowel Races 2020

21 September 2020

Kerry Civil Defence commenced duties on Sunday 20th September, the first of seven days for the unit at Listowel Races. The team of first-aiders and practitioners will work alongside Turf Club doctors and will provide 3 ambulances and 2 support jeeps to the event until next Saturday 26th September.      

Resiliance & Recovery Plan 2020-2021 – Living with Covid 19

16 September 2020

Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 – Plan for Living with COVID-19.pdf

Civil Defence Volunteer Supports

15 September 2020

In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic it may be timely to reiterate the various supports in place for our corps of volunteer members. In that context, attached please find (i) a copy of the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Policy – please note there are leaflets and contact cards available in each unit… Read More

Meath Search Operation – River Boyne

10 September 2020

The search for a lady reported missing since the weekend was stood down yesterday evening, 9th September following the recovery of the woman’s body by the Meath Civil Defence Boat Unit. Civil Defence received assistance from Leinster River Rescue and Meath River Rescue. We extend our sincere sympathies to the deceased’s family and friends. May… Read More