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Our thoughts and prayers are with James Mc Connell, Civil Defence Officer, Dublin on the passing of his wife Jean.https://www.facebook.com/620893134597637/posts/3820875337932718/It is with great sadness that I inform you that Jean Ahearne a well loved and respected member of the Red Cross has died this morning after a short illness. Our sincere condolences are extended to James and the entire Mc Connell Family. Jean was a much loved member of the Irish Red Cross, her amazing smile and soft spoken voice always brought smiles and love to everyone she met. May she Rest in Peace. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

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Over the past number months Laois CD volunteers have provided assistance to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service on their Laois clinics. We would like to thank them for this beautiful piece of art which they sent us recently in recognition of our volunteers work. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Pat O'Brien Advanced Paramedic with the National Ambulance Service and Waterford Civil Defence. May he rest in peace ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas from the all at Laois Civil Defence ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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Laois Civil Defence members joined colleagues from units across the country thisevening in lighting a candle in their homes in memory of Civil Defence members who have sadly passed away. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of deceased members across the country and especially our own Nicola Dollard who passed away last year.May they rest in peace. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Part of our fleet received a fresh upgrade today of rear reflective chevrons to increase safety and visibility when on duty. Thanks to Esmark Finch for an excellent job! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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This afternoon Laois Civil Defence, South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association and Garda Síochána Laois Offaly were tasked to assist the National Ambulance Service (NAS) with a patient at the Monicknew area of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. A Great interagency cooperation by all agencies involved. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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We would like to congratulate to 4 of our volunteers who received promotions within the service yesterday. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions we have been unable to have any official events for the volunteers this year. Promoted to the rank of 3rd Officer - Ms. Gwen RedmondPromoted to the rank of Team Leader - Mr. Michael YorkPromoted to the rank of Assistant Team Leader - Ms. Shannon Reid Promoted to the rank of Assistant Team Leader - Mr. Cailean O'KeeffeWe would like to take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers who continue to provide many hours of assistance each week to our communities and public services. ... See MoreSee Less

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It is with a deep sense of shock and sadness that we learned this morning of the sudden and unexpected passing of Susannah (Susie) Dunne, a volunteer and EMT in Meath Civil Defence.Our thoughts and prayers are with her son Chris who is also a member of the Kells unit and her wider family. May Susie Rest in Peace ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to 10 of our volunteers who completed their PHECC First Aid Responder examinations today. A big thanks to their instructor Colin and the other members of Laois CD who assisted these two classes with their course. Well done to all! ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago  ·  

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Another batch of COVID-19 samples safely delivered this evening to the testing laboratory for HSE Ireland. We have volunteers giving up their time each day to assist public health agencies manage the COVID crisis. Together we can all help make a difference #Washyourhands ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago  ·  

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Day 5 today for Laois Civil Defence volunteers assiting at the COVID-19 pop up test site in Portlaoise. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

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Back again for day 3 of the pop up COVID-19 test centre in Portlaoise where we have members assisting the National Ambulance Service. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

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Laois Civil Defence members back on site in Portlaoise today assisting the National Ambulance Service (NAS) with the COVID-19 pop up test centre. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

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Members of Laois Civil Defence assisting the National Ambulance Service (NAS) this weekend with the pop up COVID-19 test centre in Portlaoise. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

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Laois Civil Defence received a call out at 15:03 this afternoon for 2 missing persons in the Slieve Bloom Moutains. 3 teams were dispatched and utilising our mobile phone tracking system the missing people were located safely at 16:06. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

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Civil Defence: COVID-19 Response Press Release July 17, 2020Civil Defence has provided a 120-day sustained response to the COVID-19 pandemic (17th March – 14th July), assisting the Principal Response Agencies and their communities through a wide range of taskings.A total of 29,516 volunteer hours have been provided by 878 different Civil Defence volunteers.A total of 3,680 individual taskings have been undertaken in support to the Principal Response Agencies.A daily average of 59 Civil Defence volunteers have provided a daily average of 246 volunteer hours.A fleet of over 200 Civil Defence Vehicles have been utilised.A big thank you to all Civil Defence Volunteers who have provided their time and talents during this period. A big thank you also to all Civil Defence Officers, Assistant Civil Defence Officers and Temporary Assistant Civil Defence Officers for their professionalism and input during such a sustained period of activity for the organisation.In the weeks and months ahead, it is important that we all individually continue to comply with the Government guidelines around handwashing, cough etiquette, social distancing and wearing of face masks to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.At this point, it is the intention of Civil Defence Branch to recommence central training in September. That will of course depend on the COVID-19 situation pertaining at that time.Also for your information on 17 July 2020, the Department of Defence on behalf of the Civil Defence organisation lodged the Civil Defence Governance Validation Framework (GVF) application with PHECC. This will ensure that Civil Defence’s PHECC licence will be renewed again for a further year on 31 August 2020.Once again thank your and keep safe.Regards,David BuckleyCivil Defence Branch. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

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8 months ago  ·  

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Friday evening Laois Civil Defence Paramedics, EMTs and responders were tasked to assist the Ambulance Service with the treatment and extrication of an injured walker in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Teams received the call for assistance at 18:20 and 11 members responded to the call on scene at 19:07. ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago  ·  

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Another collection completed today from the Food Cloud Hub in Galway to be distributed to disadvantaged families in Laois. ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago  ·  

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Today 3 of our members joined the Rescue Organisation Ireland Frontline to Finishline walk in aid of ALONE and Pieta House alongside members of Laois County Fire & Rescue Service, Carlow County Fire & Rescue Service, National Ambulance Service (NAS) and Order of Malta Carlow. The walk continues until the 27th June. Please click below to show your support. https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11385555_rescue-organisation-ireland-frontline-to-finishline.html ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago  ·  

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Kilkenny Civil Defence handing over to ourselves and Laois County Fire & Rescue Service on the Laois to Carlow leg of the ROI charity walk for ALONE and Pieta House. ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago  ·  

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Tragic news this morning of the death of a member of An Garda Síochána in Co.Roscommon. Our thoughts are with his Family, friends and colleagues. May he Rest in Peace. ... See MoreSee Less

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A reminder that the Laois County Council COVID-19 Community help line is still active to assist people. Our volunteers continue to provide assistance to people on a daily basis who request help through this service.We are here 9AM to 5PM Monday to Saturday to help those who are vulnerable or cocooning and require help accessing essential servicesCall us at freephone 1800 832 010or send us an email at covidsupport@laoiscoco.ieVisit us at https://laois.ie/covid-19-community-support-response-page ... See MoreSee Less

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Rathdowney fire station crew are working away at a 1000km walk / jog in aid of Pieta House. You can contribute athttps://give.everydayhero.com/ie/rathdowney-fire-crewGarda Helen Tierney, Rathdowney Garda Station with our Emergency Service partners in Rathdowney Fire Service.They are currently doing a 1000km walk/jog for the month of June and their final kilometers will be done by doing a pump push. This is in order to support the work of Pieta House. https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/rathdowney-fire-service-1000km-june-2020 ... See MoreSee Less

9 months ago  ·  

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The Laois CD ladies decided to have a virtual get together via TikTok to bring some humour to the group during the busy times in this Pandemic. Well done Ladies (And Colin) 😂👍👍 #Volunteers ... See MoreSee Less

9 months ago  ·  

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Members of Civil Defence pictured today delivering the first batch of scrubs produced by ICA members across the county to Nursing Managment at The Midlands Regional Hospital and St Fintans Hospital Portlaoise. Civil Defence volunteers provided the logistics under the coordination of Anne Payne President of Laois ICA. ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago  ·  

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We have numerous teams out today continuing scrub kit deliveries and COVID19 swab test transfers for the HSE as well as a crew travelling to Galway for this weeks FoodCloud Hub supplies. ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago  ·  

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Members out today delivering kits to ICA volunteers across the county who are sewing scrubs for staff of the Midlands Regional Hospital and St Fintans Hospital Portlaoise. ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago  ·  

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Some of our EMT's took part in a training session this morning to refresh on skills and techniques required for managing various medical emergencies on patients with suspected COVID-19. ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago  ·  

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Delivering of donations today from Banks Salon to the Midlands Regional Hospital and St Fintans Hospital Portlaoise ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago  ·  

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Volunteers collecting the Laois community supplies from the Food Cloud Hub in Galway today. ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago  ·  

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Crews out this evening continuing our daily run of COVID-19 test samples to the laboratory for the HSE. ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago  ·  

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Volunteers out again today delivering food parcels to families. ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago  ·  

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A photo taken by one of our crews on a COVID-19 sample run this evening showing the volume of traffic on the M7. Please abide by Government, Dept of Health and Garda advice on restricting non essential movement and stay at home to help flatten the curve and save lives. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago  ·  

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Artwork designed by one of our Volunteers Niamh Ryan Creations as a tribute to HSE staff. Well done Niamh! ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago  ·  

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COVID-19 Report, 2nd April 2020April 2, 2020Civil Defence (Cosaint Shibhialta) is a statutory volunteer-based organisation established in the 1950s. Nationally, Civil Defence is managed by 35 Local Authorities.21 Local Authority Civil Defence Units, namely Cavan, Cork City, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Westmeath and Wexford have been tasked by the HSE across the country. The type of taskings undertaken includeProviding first-aid and administrative assistance to the Irish Blood Transfusion ServiceRelocating residents from one Nursing Home to another locationTransporting dialysis and cancer patients from hospitals to their homesCollection of medications and delivering to MS patients homesEstablishment of and supplying of equipment to static and drive thru test centresTransporting on average 1,600 test samples daily to UCD National Lab and to other LabsSupplying camp beds for Hospital Doctorssetting up of isolation centres for homeless servicesDelivering shower chair and equipment to isolated vulnerable householders12 Local Authority Civil Defence Units, namely Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Mayo, Meath, Tipperary and Wicklow have been tasked by the Local Authority and the Gardaí. Tasks includeDistribution of food parcels to vulnerable personsAssisting An Garda Síochána in advising persons on social distancing in outdoor settingsSetting up isolation centres and transporting food and laundry for homeless servicesDelivering COVID 19 signage to area officescollection of medication from Pharmacist and delivery to isolated householdsOverall 54 volunteers were involved in these taskings yesterday and provided an estimated 291 volunteer hours.Since 17 March 2020, Civil Defence volunteers have provided 2315 volunteer hours in support to the Principal Response Agencies. These volunteers have been supported by 39 four-wheel drive jeeps, 2 operational support vehicles, 8 vans, 6 ambulances, 1 welfare trailer, 1 truck, 1 minibus. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago  ·  

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11 months ago  ·  

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Laois County Council Community Support Helpline. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago  ·  

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Steve and Sarah out in the Mountmellick area today supporting the HSE delivering Meals on Wheels. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago  ·  

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