DCD Assist With Water Shortages

DCD provided a Water Tanker and two appliances to assist Meath CD in supplying water to communities in County Meath. Great work from CD Volunteers from Counties Dublin, Louth and Meath in assisting their communities over the last number of days. 

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DCD Family Day

Our Family day was held this afternoon with over 200 Children and 150 adults attending. Bumpy castles, face painting, circus entertainers and a BBQ. Also a display of CD equipment, fire appliances, rescue boats, drones etc. Special thanks to the Garda armed support unit and to all DCD Volunteers that assisted with a great fun day.  

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Clontarf Half Marathon

DCD provided Medical Cover for the Clontarf Half Marathon today. Busy for our Volunteers with 6 medical bikes, 1 ambulance, 1 medical jeep, 1 medical tent and an operational support vehicle. Our HRD dog Max was a hit with the public. 

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Achill Island

Monday Rescue Unit erected 2 of our Army Tents for the Achill Half Marathon last night. Well done to the Team. 

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Busy Day Today for DCD

Busy day for DCD today providing Medical Cover and VP for Pride, Rescue Boat cover in Portmarnock, Building Pontoons in Nass for the Midsummer Festival, Medical Cover in the Aras, building an Army Tent for Kilmainham Gardai and preparing for the Phil Collins Concert in the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.  

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Robbie Williams Concert in Aviva

DCD provided Fire,Rescue and Medical Cover for the Robbie Williams Concert in the Aviva last night. 76 Volunteers on duty for what turned out to be a very busy night. CD Volunteers from Wicklow, Meath, Limerick and Louth assisted with the Medical Cover. Well done to all involved.  

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Risk Assessment Course

Well done to 20 of our Volunteers that completed the Risk Assessment Course yesterday. This was Module 2 of our new Officer Training Program.  

 

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Rescue while on Training

DCD Rescue boat crew while training in Dunlaoghaire Harbor yesterday noticed a Topper Sailing boat in difficulty at the Harbor mouth. They rescued a person out of the water, dropped the sails on the boat and landed all safe and well back at the yacht club. 

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Aviva and Sea Swims

DCD had a busy day today providing Fire,Medical and Rescue cover at the Aviva Stadium and 2 Rescue boats on the South Wall for the Arthur Dunne Sea Swim. 

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Dublin Mountain Challenge for Barretstown

DCD provided Medical, Welfare and Rescue cover for the Dublin Mountain Challenge in aid of Barretstown. The challenge was a 42k and 24k walk across the Dublin Mountains. A hot meal was provided by our welfare team at the top of Three Rock Mountain for 800 people. In total 75 DCD Volunteers were involved and 22 vehicles. 

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Medal Ceremony Croke Park

Minister with Responsibility for Defence Mr . Paul Kehoe presented Long Service Medals and 2016 Commemorative Medals to Civil Defence Volunteers today in Croke Park. Congratulations to the Civil Defence Branch for organising a great event. Well done to all recipients from all Counties. 

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