RDS Horse Show

DCD AFS are providing Fire Cover for the Horse Show in the RDS. 14 Volunteers and two Fire Trucks on duty.  

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Delegation from China visit DCD

A Delegation of Hangzou Administration of Work Safety paid a visit to our HQ on Tuesday morning.  We had an excellent sharing of information with their Bureau Director Zheng Hongbiao and his traveling Directors.  

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Assist for Steam Train

Nutgrove DCD unit provided water from our Water Tanker for the Steam Train last Sunday. Great to assist with this special train and to see a very dusty First Officer from our Dunlaoghaire DCD unit. 

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Reek Sunday Croagh Patrick

DCD provided a Rescue Team to assist OMAC Medical Teams on Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday. Two participants rescued and brought to the Aer Corp helicopter for further treatment.

Great to see the different teams working together.  

 

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Joe Fleming Memorial Walk

On the 10th November 2017 Joe went to the doctor with a suspected ‘Tummy Bug’, the doctor examined him and found a very small lump so he was sent for an MRI. The results came back and the doctor said they found something on his right kidney, on the 4th of December Joe was admitted to St Vincent’s Hospital for a biopsy, we were given the devastating news that he had Kidney Cancer. Later that week we were told that he had ‘stage 4’ Cancer and it had spread from the Kidney to his Liver, Spine and Thyroid Glands.

On the 10th March Commander Joe Fleming lost his brave battle against this vile disease age 71.

There are far too many people, young and old fighting and dying from Cancer, so his family and friends have decided to do a Dun Laoghaire to Howth ‘Joe Fleming Memorial Walk’ on Saturday 8th September a total of 25.3 km, to raise funds for Cancer Research. 

Any Civil Defence Volunteers wishing to take part in the walk or willing to raise money please make contact with our Belgard Unit. 

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DCD Family Day

DCD held their third annual Family Day today in the OBI. Over 360 in attendance and a great day was had by all with face painting, bouncy castles, free ice creams and a bbq. We would like to thank all our volunteers involved in running the event and all the families that allow their loved ones to be part of our great organization. 

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Busy Weekend

DCD had an extremely busy weekend last Saturday and Sunday. We covered two sea swims, Skerries 100, Track Cycling in the Sundrive Velodrome, Clontarf Half Marathon and the National Day of Commemoration. We also erected Army Tents for the Achill half Marathon. 

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Kite Festival in Dollymount

DCD provided Medical Cover for the Kite Festival on Dollymount Beach today in glorious sunshine. Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin Clr. Aine Clancy paid a visit to the Medical Tent. 

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Tall Ships Regatta

DCD are providing Water Rescue and Command and Control for the Tall Ships in Dublin Docklands over the bank holiday weekend. Waterford CD are providing three coxswain today and tomorrow and are a pleasure to work with.  We had a busy day with a search for a missing person In Spencer Dock. DCD also assisted with providing water for boats on Hanover Quay. 

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