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Well done to everyone who took part in the Ballyfin GAA 6K Run/Walk this morning on the stunning grounds of Ballyfin Demesne. Many thanks to all our volunteers who provided First Aid and logistical support to the event. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done to everyone who took part in the Operation Transformation walks around the country today. Laois CD volunteers were on hand providing first aid cover in Portlaoise and Emo this morning.#otwalk #portlaoise #laoisactive
Big congrats to everyone who took part in our Operation Transformation walk in Portlaoise this morning! Thanks to our volunteers, walking leaders, Portlaoise Leisure Centre Laois Civil-Defence, Gardai, TY students from Scoil Chríost Rí and all our participants. Well done to all! Keep an eye for lots more photos to follow!!! LaoisToday Laois People Leinster Express Laois Nationalist Sport Ireland @laoispartnership
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Best of luck to 2 of our Volunteers Sarah and Philip who are starting their EMT training today with the Irish Ambulance Training Institute. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tonight some of our existing and new members carried out a search exercise practicing a range of skills including search techniques, patient assessment and active spinal motion restriction. Well done to everyone who took part. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

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Have a safe and peaceful New Year from everyone at Laois Civil Defence. ... See MoreSee Less

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An old friend of Laois Civil Defence dropped in to say hello this morning on his way up from Tipperary before starting his night shift.

We have search teams on standby all through the night in case he gets lost. He also wanted to make sure that our drone team was safely tucked up in bed so that they don’t get in his way during the night.

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas.
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Assessments taking place for the new team of Swift Water Rescue instructors this weekend in Limerick. Best of luck to everyone and especially to our own Lee Flanagan. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today a group of our members took part in a severe weather & off road driving course facilitated by Terrafirma Training in Kildare as part of our winter ready preparations. Well done to all who took part in day one of this course today.

This morning we also had a team take part in a national radiation monitoring exercise at the request of the environmental protection agency.
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Well done to Steve Talbot on becoming our newest fully qualified drone operator today. ... See MoreSee Less

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This morning two of our members carried out an urgent transport from Rathdowney to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaosie.

We would like to thank our volunteers for their fantastic assistance to the community on all the call outs and duties carried out over the weekend.
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Laois Civil Defence teams were activated at approx 17:30 this evening to search for a missing person in the Slieve Blooms. The missing person was located by our search teams a short time later safe and well. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have an ambulance crew and first aid teams out at Emo House this morning for the European prisons cross country. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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Our volunteers were activated today to provide assistance to Kildare Civil Defence and Gardai with a search for a missing person. Our members provided land and water searches of the area along side volunteers from Kildare, Wicklow and Dublin. We would like to thank all volunteers for their dedication and professionalism. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have medical teams covering the Ballinakill GAA Club White Collar Boxing night at the Castle Arms Hotel in Durrow tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fergal Conroy, Liam Preston and Damien Dollard pictured this evening at the 2018 Civil Defence Officers Association Conference at The Rose Hotel in Kerry. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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One of our Swift Water Technicians Lee Flanagan is back in Limerick this weekend taking part in the Swift Water First Responder Instructor Course. Lee will be our 2nd qualified instructor in Laois developing our Swift Water First Response Team.

Well done to all taking part in this course from other counties.
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3 months ago  ·  

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Our first team of Emergency First Responders started their refresher course today in Portlaoise beginning with patient assessment. Over the next few weeks a number of our EFR’s will refresh on their theory and practical skills in advance of their reassessment. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Damien Dollard, Nicola Dollard and Colin Mead representing Laois Civil Defence at the Great Pink Run 5k in Kilkenny today. Well done to everyone who took part in Kilkenny and Dublin. The team raised over €3,000 towards breast cancer research. #Greatpinkrun ... See MoreSee Less

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Below is the current weather warning status for Laois from Met Eireann. Please be careful of High winds and heavy rain and only make journeys that are necessary during these times.

Laois Civil Defence have crews on standby from midnight tonight. For further updates please see https://www.met.ie/warnings/laois#
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3 months ago  ·  

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⚠️STORM CALLUM UPDATE

⚠️SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

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The latest run of weather models has indicated that storm Callum may shift slightly further to the east than anticipated, meaning that a greater swathe of the country is at risk of experiencing damaging winds.

Parts of west Munster, Connacht and Northwest Ulster may see wind speeds approaching 160 km/h, with coastal flooding likely due to combination of large swells, onshore winds and high spring tides.

Midland areas will see winds typically between 120-130 km/h, while Eastern areas will escape the worst of the storm with gusts here of between 100-110 km/h.

I will continue to keep you posted over the coming days on all the latest developments.
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Day 2 of the Swift Water Rescue Technician course in Limerick. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago  ·  

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Today is the first day the Swift Water Rescue Technician training in Limerick. The course has participants from Laois and 9 other counties.

Best of luck to all!
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4 months ago  ·  

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Well done to Steve Talbot who passed his IAA exams yesterday becoming our 3rd Licensed drone pilot in Laois. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago  ·  

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Well done to everyone who took part in #BeActive in Rathdowney last night. We provided first aid and ambulance cover to the event.#laoisactive #BeActive

Great evening in Rathdowney tonight a huge thanks to all the clubs who came out and supported and to all the kids showing their hurling skills and dance moves. Lots of activities to suit everyone. A special thanks to Rathdowney Errill GAA Official and Rathdowney Errill Activity Hub for hosting and to all our volunteers helping out. More pics over the coming days.
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4 months ago  ·  

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EMTs from Laois and Offaly completed an up skilling course today in Portlaoise. We would like to thank Stephen from Offaly CD and Damien from Laois CD for running the course today. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago  ·  

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We had an ambulance crew back in Carton House on Friday assisting Kildare Civil Defence for the world amateur golf championships. We would like to thank Kildare CD for inviting us to assist. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago  ·  

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That’s a wrap for Electric Picnic 2018. A big thanks to all our volunteers who helped with the build. Roll on 2019! ... See MoreSee Less

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We have an ambulance crew and EFRs in Maybooth today assisting Kildare Civil Defence with the World Amateur Team Championships at Carton House. ... See MoreSee Less

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All setup at the Lake in Stradbally Hall for Electric Picnic 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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Crews out this morning preparing to load in pontoons for the lake swimming at Electric Picnic ... See MoreSee Less

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Laois members onsite inside the Phoenix Park today for the Papal Mass. Well done to all the resources who looked after the events this weekend both in Dublin and Mayo. ... See MoreSee Less

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Teams active both at the sites in Knock and Dublin for the Papal visit today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our communications unit setting up last night in Knock advance of the Papal visit this weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

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Final equipment checks happening today in advance of the Papal visit this weekend. Best of luck to all the services looking after the event. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we held a CPD session for EMTs on medication administration. Thanks to all who attended. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago  ·  

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‪Photo of today’s crew at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival Well done to the event organisers for another successful year. Our medics have been providing first aid cover and support to the festival over the past 2 weekends. Roll on 2019‬ ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago  ·  

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Some of our volunteers at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival this weekend. Photo Credit: Photobomb Tom ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago  ·  

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Large crowds this weekend for the Durrow Scarecrow Festival. Our volunteers have been providing first aid cover for the event over the past 2 weekends. Well done to the event organisers for another successful festival this year. ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago  ·  

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This week one of our drone team members took part in one of the largest operations the systems have been used for to date. With permissions from the IAA and OPW the teams from Dublin, Laois, Cork South, Cavan, and Wexford completed an aerial survey and digital mapping of the Phoenix Park for the Gardai in advance of the Papal Visit. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Folly Music and Comedy Festival 2018 is coming to an end. Well done to the event organisers for a very well run event. Thanks also to our volunteers who were onsite last night and since early morning this morning providing first aid and Ambulance cover for the event. ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago  ·  

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We have an ambulance crew enjoying some porridge on the Cullahill Mountain Walk this morning as part of The Folly Festival ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago  ·  

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Teams all setup for the start of The Folly Festival in Cullohill this weekend. We are providing first aid and Ambulance cover to the event for the weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago  ·  

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Our drone unit was activated today to assist Laois County Fire & Rescue Service with the survey of a gorse fire outside Portlaosie. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

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We would like to say well done to Kerry CD on a very professionally run event yesterday at the 2018 Ring of Kerry cycle. Great work shown by all the organisations involved proving medical cover for the event. We would like to thank all in Kerry for inviting us town to assist with the communications. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

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We have crews deployed to Clonaslee to assist Laois County Fire & Rescue Service with road closures due to the ongoing fires. Members of the public are advised to stay away from the Slieve Bloom area and not to travel up towards the fires. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

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We have a team in Kerry today assisting Kerry CD with the Ring of Kerry charity cycle. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

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Please do not fly drones in these areas as it creates a risk to the emergency services.ATTENTION: Wildfire aerial firefighting operations still ongoing. Please do not fly drones in vicinity of fire as they a severe flight safety HAZARD for our crews.

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7 months ago  ·  

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