Ring of Beara Cycle

12 June 2017

On the weekend of 3rd- 4th June 2017 , Civil Defence crews provided medical cover for the Ring of Beara Cycle.  A number of patients were treated throughout the day. Civil Defence units from Kerry, Cork North and Cork West provided 4 ambulances, a response jeep and utilised the Interagency Control Unit to coordinate the… Read More

Coastal Erosion & Flooding Survey

12 June 2017

Kerry Civil Defence is currently working with volunteers from Cork South Civil Defence assisting Kerry County Council with the task of surveying for coastal erosion and flooding. The Civil Defence Drones are proving to be an extremely valuable asset in this project.

Photographs from Medal Presentation 26th May, Croke Park

7 June 2017

Click here for photographs from the Medal Presentation in Croke Park, 26th May 2017  

E-Vetting & Civil Defence

2 June 2017

All Civil Defence volunteers must be Garda vetted. Re-vetting is required every 5 years. From the 1st June all Civil Defence Garda vetting is now carried out using an on-line system. This works as follows. The volunteer completes a one page form (NVB 1) with basic details such as their name and address and also… Read More

Kerry Civil Defence – Aux Fire Service Training Exercise

31 May 2017

Multi Agency Training Camp, Bere Island

17 May 2017

Cork West Civil Defence hosted an Inter Agency EMT Training weekend on Bere Island last weekend May 13th & 14th for Civil Defence, Red Cross and Defence Forces members. Instruction was provided by Dr Alan Watts, Dr Jason Van der Velde, AP Kieran Henry, AP Mick Lynch and AP Jonathan Tyner on a range of… Read More

Patient Transfer, Donegal, Monday 8th May

12 May 2017

Donegal Civil Defence ambulance personnel aided the National Ambulance Service on Monday 8th May by providing patient transfers from Arranmore Island to Brindley Manor Nursing Home, Convoy. Crew members, John McGeoghegan, Tiarnan Doherty and Paidin Doherty were thanked by the family of the patient and the NAS for the professionalism and care displayed.  

Service Training Day, Donegal Civil Defence 8th April

12 May 2017

Donegal Civil Defence held a service training day on Saturday 8th April, with the volunteer’s skills in the treatment of casualties, following a road traffic accident, Radio Communications in both Tetra & GPS, Search & Recovery and the setting up of a rest centre for displaced persons, following a flooding incident in the Finn Valley… Read More

Gorse Fires, Donegal 9th May 2017

12 May 2017

Fire crews in Donegal have had a busy time battling gorse fires across the county in the last week during the spell of good weather. On Tuesday 9th May, as crews from Buncrana, Letterkenny, Carndonagh and Moville battled a big blaze near the Glennevin Waterfall in Urris, Clonmany, the Fire Service sought assistance from Donegal… Read More

April – Photo of the Month Winner

12 May 2017

Congratulations to JJ Sheridan, Cork South Civil Defence on winning Aprils’ Photo of the Month Competition. Please note, Civil Defence will not be accepting any further entries for the photo of the month competition until further notice. Thank you to all who has participated over the duration of this competition . #cdphotoofthemonth