Leinster Sea Swim

DCD provided Water Rescue Cover for a Sea Swim in Portmarnock today. Two ribs, our Tornado and Humber with seven crew between them on duty.

 

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Unit Exercises

DCD Tuesday night Rescue had a Search Training exercise for a missing person last night in the Phoenix Park and AFS Units from Nutgrove, Marino and Belgard carried out a large scale pumping and movement of water exercise at the Royal Canal off the Navan rd.

Well done to all involved in two excellent exercises with over 60 Volunteers participating.

 

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Pulse Triathlon

DCD provided Medical and Rescue Boat cover for the Pulse Triathlon at the Bull Wall this morning. We had our Polaris off road vehicle in operation on the beach.

 

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SOG’s for Boating Operations

The new SOG’s for boating operations was delivered to 61 coxswains from Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath and Monaghan this evening in the Esplanade. These SOG’s will be delivered throughout the Country over the next few weeks. Well done to the Technical Section from the DOD CD Branch for a very informative evening.

 

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Search Today

Dublin Civil Defence search dog Max with handler Mick out on Dublin mountains today assisting Gardai with missing persons search.

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Misper Search

Big Thanks to all our Volunteers that responded for the Misper Search last night. Great Response and a good outcome.

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Easter Sunday

Busy Day today with the 1916 Easter Rising Ceremony and the Leinster v Toulouse Heineken Cup Semifinal in the Aviva Stadium. Special thanks to Meath CD and Wicklow CD for their assistance today.

Missing Aircraft Exercise

DCD had a major exercise today with 71 Volunteers and 9 from CRS Northern Ireland. Great to see two different organizations work together in a very tough and cold environment.

Special thanks to all of the support team especially our Welfare Team for a very welcome hot curry.

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Joint Exercise with CSR

Special Thanks and Praise to the Community Rescue Service N.I.

DCD had a two day joint training exercise with the CRS on the River Bann in Coleraine Co.Derry. A very worthwhile exercise using both our Sonar systems and looking forward to working with this group of Volunteers again.

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St Patrick’s Day

Busy St.Patrick’s Day for DCD. Over 90 Volunteers, 36 Vehicles and 3 Rescue Boats covering 8 Parades. Well done to all involved. 

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Pre-Swim Test for Flood Responder Course.

52 DCD Volunteers took part in the pre-Swim Test in the Blessington Lakes this morning. The test involved a 150m Swim in very testing conditions. Special thanks to all that took part including the backup medical and our Rescue Boat crews. Our Drones provided top cover with our Inspire 2 with a 4K camera.

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Missing Person Search

DCD carried out a Search today with 3 Search Teams and 2 HRD Dog Teams. Well done to all involved in what was a tough search in extremely poor weather.

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