Michael J Ryan – 60 Years of Volunteering with Limerick Civil Defence

15 December 2021

Today, Michael J. Ryan celebrates 60 years service with Limerick City & County Civil Defence.

Since Michael was a child he has had an interest in first aid so he joined Civil Defence on this day back in 1961.

Michael became a First Aid Instructor in January 1975 where he participated in Course # 366. Since then the skills he has acquired are many and varied from Manpack Rescue Instructor in 1982 to today being an active EMT and teaching Manual Handling, Patient Handling, CFR, FAR & EFR to our volunteers locally and nationally at our National Training Centre in Roscrea.

He is known the length & breath of the country through his 60 years with the organisation from teaching, activities, duties, the setting up/adjudicating of exercises and competitions at local, regional and national levels.

Today we also acknowledge Michael’s wife Sheyla and thank her for her continued support and understanding of the time that is spent being involved with Civil Defence.