Off Road Training

10 members of DCD attended a two day off road driving course in Tera Firma  that included winch operations and boat trailer recovery. Three more courses are planned. 

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FAI Cup Final in Aviva

DCD provided Fire, Rescue and Medical Cover for the FAI Cup Final in the Aviva today. Busy afternoon for our AFS teams with over 100 flares being set off by fans.  

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2016 Commemoration Medal

136 DCD Volunteers received their 2016 Commemorative Medal in the wonderful setting of City Hall at Dublin Castle. They were presented with their Medals by Cllr. Gus O’Connell, PO Emer Dalton Civil Defence Branch, ACFO Dennis Keely, CDO James Mc Connell, ACDO’s Fergus Byrne and Aiden Hanna. More presentations of the 2016 Medal will take place in Fingal and South Dublin County Councils over the next few weeks. 

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Terry Fields RIP

Reposing at Mc Wey's Funeral Home, Abbey View, Kildare today Tuesday 31st October from 1 o'clock to 8 o'clock. Removal on Wednesday at 11 o'clock arriving at Newlands Cross Crematorium, Dublin at 12 o'clock. No flowers please. Donations to Barrettstown Children's Charity. Donation box in Newlands Cross Crematorium.

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Commander Terry Fields RIP

It is with great sadness to report the sudden passing of Commander Terry Fields from our Welfare Service. Terry was a dedicated Member of Dublin Civil Defence with over 44yrs Voluntary Service to our Organization. He will always be remembered for his sharp wit and funny one liners. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with his Wife and Family at this time. RIP 

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Storm Ophelia

Special Thanks to all our Teams for their preparations and being on call during the Storm yesterday. Well done all.  

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Press Release from Minister

Civil Defence and ex Hurricane Ophelia  

The Minister with responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe TD attended this morning’s meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordinating Group on Severe Weather. He has emphasised the contribution of Civil Defence volunteers who are on standby across the country ready to assist in dealing with the effects of ex Hurricane Ophelia. These highly trained volunteers are based in every county and were busy over the weekend preparing for the severe weather. Activities included filling sand bags, loading vehicles and setting up control centres.

 

Civil Defence has a wide range of equipment including 4x4 vehicles, ambulances, boats, command and control vehicles, pumps and drones. As a second-line emergency service Civil Defence supports the Principal Response Agencies such as the Gardaí, the HSE and the Fire Service. Civil Defence volunteers will be deployed through their local authority in accordance with the procedures for dealing with severe weather as set out in the Framework for Major Emergency Management.

 

Minister Kehoe is appreciative of the response by Civil Defence volunteers who can always be relied upon by the communities which they serve.

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Torch of Hope

DCD provided Wefare and Medical for the Arc Cancer Support Torch of Hope tonight. A hot meal, teas and coffee was by our Welfare Team for over 400 participants.  

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Kevin Hallahan RIP

Our deepest sympathy to the Family of Kevin Hallahan and to all his friends and colleagues in Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue. A great loss to the Emergency Services. RIP

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Busy Weekend for DCD

Well done to all our Volunteers that where involved in our duties over the weekend. From Schools Match in Tallaght Stadium, Culture Night in Dublin Castle, Rovers match in Tallaght Stadium, Water Tanker for Scouts in Malahide, Glasnevin Cemetery, Canalaphonlc Sat and Sunday and the Great Dublin Bike Ride.   

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