Auxiliary Fire Service

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Civil Defence provides second line support to the fire service. Volunteer skills include pumping and transfer of water. During environmental and flooding events Civil Defence provide personnel and equipment in support of the Local Authority Fire Services.

Volunteers are qualified as instructors in Water Awareness; which informs volunteers of the dangers and difficulties working near water, this may be during a missing persons search or a flood event. Civil Defence instructors can also certify Basic Water Rescuer, Swiftwater & Flood First Responder. These qualifications are invaluable in flooding and other environmental emergencies.

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