Presentation of Drone Pilot Licensees

Minister of Defence Paul Keogh TD presented Drone Pilot Certificates to Members of Civil Defence this afternoon. This increases our Drone Teams to 20 Operational Teams around the County. Well done to our two new pilots and special thanks to our Welfare team in providing Tea, Coffee and Sandwiches for all.

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Annual Service McKee Barracks

Our Annual Service for Deceased Members of Dublin Civil Defence took place in McKee Army Barracks today. This was held in conjunction with a presentation of long service medals. Special thanks to our Colour Party and to the Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr. Nial Ring, Cllr. Eimer Higgins from South Dublin Co Co, CEO Dublin City Council Owen Keegan, A/Chief Fire Officer Dennis Keeley.

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Ireland v The All Blacks

DCD provided Fire,Medical and Rescue cover for the Ireland v The All Blacks in the Aviva tonight. Well done Ireland and Well Done to our Volunteers.

 

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Plane Crash Exercise

Tuesday Night Rescue units from Rathra and Swords carried out a plane crash night exercise in the Furry Glen tonight. Our logistics unit provided emergency lighting. Well done to all involved. Exercise involved the search and rescue of 6 casualties and a search for aircraft parts including the black box.

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Cold Weather Shelter

Our Cold Weather Shelter for the Homeless will open tonight and will remain open till March 2019. We can accommodate 20 persons on bunk beds. All enquiries must be through the DCC Homeless Section. 

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New Addition to our Fleet

The transporter for our Hagglunds is a new addition to our fleet. MAN truck with a beaver tail that has been adapted for our needs. We have also installed a winch to enable recovery of other vehicles.

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EMT Upskilling

Thanks to the instructors who assisted with today's CPG upskilling course and to those EMTs who attended. The feedback has been excellent from the participants. 

Torch of Hope

ARC Cancer Support Torch of Hope took place this evening with DCD providing Welfare and Medical Support. Over 420 participants received a hot meal in the CHQ building. Great work from our Welfare Team.

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Logistics Team

Our Logistics Team with the Incident Response Truck assisted with Emergency Lightning in the Aviva tonight.

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Pigs Back 5k and 10k

DCD provided Medical Cover for the Pigs Back run in the Phoenix Park this morning. One Ambulance and our Medical bike team on Duty.  

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Medical Bike Team  

Jim Byrne RIP

Tragic news of the death of Jim Byrne a former Dublin AFS Member and firefighter/paramedic of C watch North Strand station. Jim retired from DFB 5 weeks ago and passed away suddenly at home yesterday. RIP

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Blanchardstown Garda Station Open Day

DCD assisted the Gardai in Blanchardstown with their Open Day. DCD put on a display of vehicles, rescue boat, ambulance and fire appliances including the green goddess. Our two HRD search dogs and our Search Command Truck. We also had the Sam Maguire Cup on display. 

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First Aid for CD K9’s

Tipperary Civil Defence arranged and hosted a presentation and training session on "First Aid for dogs" for Civil Defence canine units today. The training was given by Michael O'Connor of O'Connor Julian Veterinary Practice, Cashel. Some very useful advice for those possible canine emergencies which are very possible. Thanks to all who arranged a very worthwhile training session. 

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