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First Aid

Civil Defence is a recognised training institute by the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC), volunteers are certified from Cardiac First Response (CFR) to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) through Civil Defence.

Search & Rescue

Missing person searches are one of the most regular call-outs for Civil Defence volunteers who work in support of An Garda Síochana and / or the Irish Coast Guard.


Civil Defence operates a number of radio communications systems.

V.H.F (Very High Frequency) This is a national system that incorporates a network of radio base stations and hill-top radio repeater sites throughout the country.
U.H.F (Ultra High Frequency) This provides local radio coverage at incident sites and local areas of operation.
TETRA digital radio terminals which provide inter-communication with the primary response agencies, such as the Gardai, HSE, Coast Guard and the Fire Services.
Marine V.H.F. radio which enables communications between the boat crews and other marine agencies such as the R.N.L.I., the Coast Guard and the various coastal and harbour radio stations.


The role of this service is to take radiation readings in the event of a radiological incident. Members of the service are trained in many disciplines such as communication procedures as well as in the reporting of radiation readings.

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