Welcome to the Laois Civil Defence Website

Laois Civil Defence provides a wide range of services to the local community. We provide services such as First Aid, Search & Rescue, Swift Water Rescue as well as event cover for events large and small

Civil Defence’s prime role is to give aid and assistance in times of emergency supporting the frontline emergency services. We have volunteers on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and our operations are  funded by Laois County Council and the Department of Defence.

Our highly skilled volunteers train each week in areas such as Fire Fighting, First Aid, Swift Water Rescue, Search & Rescue, and Radio Communications. Training is caried out locally each week at our 3 units in Portlaoise, Stradbally & Mountmellick and if you are interested in joining our dedicated team please visit the Contact Us page above for more information.