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Explanation of Current Civil Defence and PHECC Issue

May 10, 2019

Civil Defence is a volunteer based organisation of approximately 3,500 volunteers who give generously of their time and expertise for their community and in support of the Principal Response Agencies. They are managed within each Local Authority by a Civil Defence Officer (CDO) and/or an Assistant Civil Defence Officer (ACDO). Civil Defence is multi skilled… Read More


Missing Person Search – Cork North

May 10, 2019

Search Crews from Cork North Civil Defence were called out last night on a Missing Person Search after a young school girl went missing in the Mallow area.  Civil Defence were assisting in the search along with the Gardai, Search dogs, Coast Guard helicopter and Mallow Search and Rescue. She failed to return to her… Read More


First sod turned on site of new Meath Civil Defence HQ & Training Centre

May 9, 2019

Wednesday 8th May 2019  was another momentous day on the road to building the new Meath Civil Defence HQ and training centre when the Cathaoirleach and Chief Executive of Meath County Council turned the first sod on the site. Site development and building work will commence on Thursday 9th May.  


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.