Cycle against Suicide

The annual Cycle against Suicide started from Swords Castle today and will travel around Ireland over the next two weeks. Civil Defence from all the Counties that the event passes through will provide Medical and Ambulance cover. DCD will provide Medical cover for the next three days and the last day from Carlow to Dublin.  

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Cruinniu na Casca

DCD provided Medical and Vehicle protection in the Customs House, Dublin Castle and Smithfield. We were assisted with CIvil Defence units from Laois, Westmeath, Meath and Louth. In total 87 Volunteers and 27 Vehicles assisted in the operational cover. Great to work with other Counties. 

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Regional Competition

Congratulations to the Dublin Team on winning the Competition in the Tara Mines County Meath Today. All the hard work paid off in competing in a very tough and well taught out scenarios. Well done to Meath CD on putting on a great Competition and well done to all that participated.  

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St Patrick's Day Parades

Special Thanks to all DCD Volunteers that were involved in celebrating our National Holiday today. We played a major role in Dublin and took part in Swords, Blanchardstown, Saggart and Rathcoole parades.  

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Irish Coast Guard

Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends, colleagues and families in the Irish Coast Guard on this very sad day. 

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Drone Expo RDS

Civil Defence voted best display of operational drones at Expo in the RDS. The display was set over a large area taking up three display tables. 

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Table 1

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Table 2

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MEM Rest Centre Exercise

DCD conducted an Emergency Rest Centre Exercise this evening. 103 people including families and children of DCD Volunteers participated as evacuees. 47 DCD, 4 MCD volunteers evacuated and built the Rest Centre in Cabra Parkside Sports and Community Centre.  

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CISM Refresher

A CISM refresher day was held in Rathra today. Good training day for all concerned. DCD welfare unit provided refreshments.  

DCD Wefare Team

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Commander Paddy Sinclair RIP

It is with great sadness to report the death of Paddy Sinclair.

When the AFS unit was started in 1959  Paddy Sinclair left Rescue and became the 1st member of AFS and in those early years the new AFS unit trained in Tara St. 

Paddy developed the foundations and structure to what we know AFS is like today. Paddy was over 40 years in the CD organisation and very much dedicated himself to the organisation and AFS was always very close to his heart.

Paddy was the man responsible for the first AFS class in Dublin which shaped the lives of all those who joined the service after him. He is owed a great deal of gratitude from all of us and especially those who went on to join the DFB and Airport F.S. and many other Fire services around the world New York and Australia they who owe their career to Paddy who encouraged them all to pursue a career in the Fire Service.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his Family at this time 
RIP

New Sonar Equipment for DCD

DCD and 9 other Countries took charge of the new Hummingbird Side Sonar and drop down Camera System last Saturday. This will be of great assistance in our Search and Recovery Operations.  

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