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THW Marburg

THW Marburg

Dublin Civil Defence recently visited THW Marburg (the German Agency for Technical Relief). THW is part of the German emergency services, providing support for public emergencies and disasters. The organization was founded in 1950 and has since grown into a modern flexible emergency service, closely mirroring many of the services provided by the Irish Civil Defence. Just like the Civil Defence THW is mostly made up of volunteers, representing 99% of all members.

Aviva Stadium

Aviva Stadium

Well done to DCD members on duty in the Aviva Stadium last night providing Rescue, Fire and Medical cover. Fire crews dealt with over 31 flares.

Recruitment Open Day

Recruitment Open Day

This coming Sunday, January 11th, Dublin Civil Defence will be holding a recruitment open day in our HQ at The Esplanade, Wolf Tone quay. Members from all services will be available on the day to talk about the duties and training involved with membership of the Civil Defence. Anyone with an Interest in joining the organization should attend and meet with the team.

 

The event kicks off at 3PM.

 

Multi Agency Research Seminar for K9 Victim Recovery

Multi Agency Research Seminar for K9 Victim Recovery

Dublin Civil Defence today hosted a multi agency research seminar for K9 victim recovery. Lorna Irish, PHD candidate from the university of Huddersfield’s school of applied sciences, presented her research into “Identification of Volatile Organic Chemicals that elicit a response from Trained Victim Recovery Dogs.” The event was attended by members of Án Garda Siochana, the Irish Prison service, Customs and Revenue, and the Civil Defence.

Ireland -V- Australia @ The Aviva Stadium

Ireland -V- Australia @ The Aviva Stadium

Dublin Civil Defence was at the Aviva Stadium for the Ireland -V- Australia Rugby game on Saturday providing Fire cover, technical rescue and medical cover. Teams treated several minor casualties in what was a very successful event and a fantastic closing game to the series.

Civil Defence 2014 Service Medals

Civil Defence 2014 Service Medals

Congratulations to all members of Civil Defence that were presented with Service Medals in Dublin Castle by Minister of State Paul Keogh today. 
30yr, 40yr and 50yr service medals were presented to CD members. Special praise to DCD volunteers that assisted in the event and to our mini bus drivers that transported over three hundred members to and fro to the ceremony. 

Ireland -v- South Africa @ Aviva Stadium

Ireland -v- South Africa @ Aviva Stadium

Dublin Civil Defence was at the Aviva Stadium for the Ireland -V- South Africa Rugby game on Saturday providing technical rescue and medical cover. Teams treated several minor casualties in what was a very successful event.

Run for your Life

Run for your Life

Dublin Civil Defence attended Run for your Life in Malahide Castle today. DCD provided Medical cover with the quads very busy transporting casualties. AFS crew from OBI assisted with showering of participants.

Reek Sunday SAR Cover Mayo

Reek Sunday SAR Cover Mayo

Dublin Central Rescue is heading west this weekend to join up with Mayo Civil Defence, Mayo Mountain Rescue, Irish Coast Guard, the Air Corps, Gardai, the Order of Malta and over 600 local volunteers to provide medical and rescue support for the annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage. The pilgrimage normally attracts over 20’000 participants that make the 2 hour climb to the top of the 762m high peak, a tradition that stretches back over 5’000 years. The “Reek” annually attracts over 1 million visitors, some even undertake the journey to the top barefoot as an act of pennants.

Halloween 2013

Dublin Civil Defence crews will be providing Fire & First Aid cover at the following areas tonight as part of the community Halloween festivities; Kilbarrack, Edenmore, Darndale, Finglas, Ballymun

We will also be providing Safety and First Aid cover at Tallaght and Clondalkin.

Please be safe and be smart this Hallowe’en


Emergency Services Swim 2012

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Members from Dublin Civil Defence will be taking part in the 4th annual Emergency Services Swim, hosted by Howth Coast Guard and money raised will go towards the work of Pieta House(click link for details)

The 1km swim takes place from Claremont Beach in Howth on Friday 10th August and registration is €10. Anybody interested in taking part should contact charityswimrace@gmail.com , the swim is open to male and female members of the Emergency Services and ES support organisations such as Civil Defence, the RNLI, Coast Guard, Air Corps, HSE and Lifeguards.

For more information see the page on Howth Coast Guard’s Website

World Record Attempt for Bone Marrow Leukaemia Trust.

From 10.00am on Sat 22nd Oct, until 8.00am on Sun 23rd, Dublin Civil Defence will be assisting at the Big Wheel World Record attempt at the Point Village in aid of The Bone Marrow Leukaemia Trust. DCD will be providing First Aid and Fire Cover for the event. We are pleased to be able to assist at this worthy event.

This event is being broadcast by Brenda Donoghue on RTE’s The Mooney Show