Wexford Opera Festival

October 23, 2015

Wexford Civil Defence provided emergency cover for the opening of Wexford Opera Festival. A total of 37 Volunteers were on duty at the Fireworks display which was attended by 15,000 people.

Civil Defence provided:

  • Incident Control Vehicle for communications support
  • Medical triage tent
  • 3 Ambulances and 2 Boats to ensure the firing zone was kept clear of pleasure craft

The Incident Control Vehicle operated Civil Defence UHF Radios and Mapping System to ensure first aid teams could be tracked and located on the ground, the mapping element was particularly useful as it enabled the Unit to dispatch an Ambulance to a specific location. First Aid cover was provided over the Quay front area and in Ferrybank. Civil Defence members worked alongside Wexford RNLI, Wexford Order of Malta, Event Management Staff and Wexford County Councils Health & Safety Staff.

Wexford Opera Festival Photographs