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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.