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.  


Irish Coast Guard

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


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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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.  


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


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 

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.  


GaleForce Event in the Dublin Mountains

Well done to all involved in the GaleForce Event in the Dublin Mountains today. 3 Ambulances, 18 Volunteers on duty with 9 patients treated with one life saving intravention. Great team work with the HSE, well done to all involved. CDO and ACDO's


Manual Handling Training

Big Thank You to our Manual Handling Instructors for training our 37 new recruits yesterday. Another group will receive manual handling training next weekend. 


Blessington Lake

DCD provided two boats and crews for the Carlow Rowing Club on Blessington Lake today. Big thanks to the Club for looking after our crews so well.