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World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September 2019

September 10, 2019

“Working Together to Prevent Suicide” is the theme for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day on Tuesday 10th September and provides an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide prevention. Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge.  The World Health Organisation estimate that nearly a million people die by suicide each year.  For every person who completes… Read More


National Services Day 2019

September 9, 2019

On Saturday 7th September the biggest gathering of services in the state took place in Dublin in the form of the National Services Day Parade 2019.  Civil Defence participated, showcasing our top-of- the-range equipment and dedicated volunteer members. The event and Civil Defence received some very welcome PR in the form of a feature on Friday… Read More


35th Annual Warriors Run, Strandhill, Sligo

September 4, 2019

Sligo Civil Defence provided first aid cover and communications for the 35th Warriors Run on Saturday 24th August at which 1200 runners ran the 15K route which takes in running up to the summit  of Knocknarea and around the Cairn on top and back down to Strandhill. The winner this year hailed from Switzerland.  … Read More


Clare Civil Defence Member’s Heroic Life Saving Effort

September 3, 2019

Whilst on a recent recreational day out in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Mario Miotto a senior member of Clare Civil Defence and an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) trained by Clare Civil Defence, came across a 69 year old gentleman at the entrance to a shop who was in Cardiac Arrest. Mario  immediately began CPR and requested… Read More


Electric Picnic 2019

August 28, 2019

Laois Civil Defence installed the floating pontoon on Tuesday 27th August in preparation for the lake swimming at this year’s Electric Picnic Festival. The structure allows swimmers safe access in and out of Stradbally Lake.  


Rose of Tralee Festival 2019

August 28, 2019

Kerry Civil Defence provided medical cover at all Rose of Tralee Festival events which took place over the week, commencing Sunday 25th August including the International Rose Ball culminating in the main event on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th. The Unit also had a Radio Controller at the event Medical Centre in Tralee town.


Civil Defence Officer Position, Sligo

August 27, 2019

Applications are now being invited for the post of Civil Defence Officer in Sligo. Further details are available on:  http://www.sligococo.ie/jobvacancies/    


Emergency Services Day, Navan – 24th August 2019

August 27, 2019

Meath Civil Defence were out in force at the Emergency Services day in Navan on Saturday 24th August. The Welfare Team, Rope Rescue Instructors, Communications Instructor, Drone Pilots and Ambulance Crew all volunteered for the day giving displays and demonstrations and informing members of the public of the role Civil Defence plays in the community…. Read More


Mayo Civil Defence Search & Rescue Exercise

August 21, 2019

Mayo Civil Defence held a search and rescue exercise at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar on Sunday 18th August 2019. The exercise involved all disciplines, including boats, drones, communications, ground search, ambulance and first aid. The scenario involved a supposed report from AFS about five young people who had attended a party the previous night in Castlebar… Read More


Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council – Advisory note

August 21, 2019

Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council – Advisory note 20/08/2019 The latest edition of the PHECC field guide is currently still in development. Part of this development process involves circulating drafts of the guide to selected focus groups for feedback and correction of typographical errors etc. Unfortunately, it appears that drafts of the guide have unintentionally found… Read More