Civil Defence is a recognised training institute by the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC), volunteers are certified from Cardiac First Response (CFR) to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) through Civil Defence. Civil Defence also qualifies volunteers in Occupational First Aid. Volunteers are qualified to responder and instructor standard. A large number of volunteers, who work full-time in the statutory ambulance services, provide their expertise and skills to assist the Civil Defence College provide training to volunteers.
Volunteers provide first aid at community to national events; for example, local events, national sporting events and concerts. Civil Defence has access to the appropriate equipment required for administration of patient care within each standard. Civil Defence is authorised to use PHECC’s Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG’s). Recertification, up-skilling and Continuous Professional Competency (CPC) are provided for all Civil Defence volunteers, to ensure they maintain their high standard of pre-hospital patient care.