News

Clare Civil Defence Commence Undercover Operations

December 12, 2011

Clare Civil Defence this week received two inflatable tents which will be used by service members and volunteers when responding to major emergencies and participating in river, lake and coastal area search and recovery efforts.The Civil Defence acquired the 5x4m tents on receipt of a €12,000 Severe Weather Grant from the Civil Defence Board, which… Read More


CDOA Conference – November 2011

November 25, 2011

The Civil Defence Officers Association Annual Training Seminar was held in Killashee house hotel from Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th of November. The event again proved to be a successful one with both national and international speakers which included:Mr Sean Mc Carry from Northern Ireland Community Rescue who gave a very in-depth presentation on their Organisation and the… Read More


Wexford Civil Defence – Search & Recovery Activity – November 2011

November 25, 2011

Wexford Civil Defence was activated by An Garda Síochána on Saturday 19th November to assist in the search for a missing person in Wexford town. 35 Volunteer members took part in the search providing transport, search teams, maps and welfare backup. The missing man’s body was recovered at approximately 4pm on Saturday and the search was… Read More


Cork South Civil Defence – River Bandon Search – November 2011

November 17, 2011

Cork South Civil Defence was activated by Gardaí at Bandon Garda Station at 12:30pm on Monday 14thNovember 2011 to assist in the search for a missing person on the Bandon River. A Civil Defence boat was launched at Bandon Bridge at 2.00pm. A search on both sides of the river bank also commenced at this… Read More


Regional Exercises 2011 – Dublin, 20th November 2011

November 7, 2011

Dublin Civil Defence hosted the seventh and final tranche of the 2011 Regional Exercises on Sunday 20thNovember. The Competition included five competitive sites comprising Footdrill, in the Tallaght Stadium Car Park, and Casualty/Rescue, Flood Defence, Communications and Team Task, at the Tallaght Stadium and at Bohernabreena.Four teams, namely Kildare, Meath, Cavan and Wicklow competed. At… Read More


Meath Civil Defence – Launch of Search Dog “Phoenix” – October 2011

November 7, 2011

Meath Civil Defence unveiled the newest addition to the organisations search management team in the form of PHOENIX, a golden retriever search dog. Phoenix has been in training with his handler, Kealan McMoreland, assistant unit leader in the Trim unit for the past eighteen months and was formally placed on active availability for search operations… Read More


Wexford Ambulance Service – Appreciation of Civil Defence Training

November 7, 2011

Wexford People October 2011


Limerick County & City Civil Defence – Donation of Toyota Crew Cabs, October 2011

November 7, 2011

Limerick City Civil Defence and Limerick County Civil Defence recently took delivery of two Toyota Hilux Double Cab vehicles from the proceeds of the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am 2010.These rugged performance vehicles are most suited to Civil Defence operations and can be used to transport personnel and equipment over difficult terrain and in adverse weather… Read More