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This weekend 7 Civil Defence members from Laois and Kildare started their EMT training in Portlaoise. Today also marks #restartaheartday 2021 which promotes CPR and AED education in the community. ... See MoreSee Less

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Last night Laois Civil Defence were requested to assist 3 tourists who had become stranded in a remote area of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. A crew was dispatched who managed to locate the missing tourists and bring them back down to safety. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of one of our colleagues in Wexford Civil Defence. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this sad time. May he rest in peace. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

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Crews back out today providing medical cover for the GAMA Gaelic Athletic Martial Arts competition Portarlington. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

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Night 6 for Laois Civil Defence members covering the Kavanaghs Live events at the Old Fort Quarter in Portlaoise. Kavanaghs Pub-Portlaoise Laois County Council ... See MoreSee Less

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This infographic details all the activities, volunteer hours etc that Civil Defence volunteers have carried out from the 17th March 2020 - 31st July 2021, a total of 502 days and still ongoing. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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Great to be involved with the return of music events in Portlaoise this week. Our crews are proving medical cover for the Kavanaghs Pub-Portlaoise live events starting tonight and running until September 11th. ... See MoreSee Less

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Laois Civil Defence volunteers were tasked by Garda Síochána Laois Offaly today to assist with a missing person search operation in Co.Laois which concluded with a successful outcome. ... See MoreSee Less

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We would like to congratulate Michael York as he takes up a new position today as full time Assistant Civil Defence Officer with Laois County Council.Michael has been a volunteer with Laois Civil Defence for many years and brings with him a wide variety of skills and experience to the role. Best of luck in your new role Michael from all of us at Laois Civil Defence. ... See MoreSee Less

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This afternoon Laois Civil Defence were activated by Mountain Rescue and the National Ambulance Service (NAS) to assist an injured male in the Glenbarrow area of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Three resources responded to the call and located the patient shortly afterwards. The patients injuries were treated by Civil Defence Paramedics & EMTs before being transported to the Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore. We wish the patient a speedy recovery and would like to remind visitors to the mountain areas to keep vehicle access paths clear at all times for emergency vehicles. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Earlier today Laois Civil Defence responded to a callout in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to assist the National Ambulance Service (NAS) with an injured patient. A multi-team stretcher carry was undertaken by members of South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, Laois County Fire & Rescue Service and Laois Civil Defence in order to transport the casualty down off the hill to a waiting ambulance. Well done to all agencies involved. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery. ... See MoreSee Less

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This afternoon Laois Civil Defence received a request to assist two lost walkers in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The missing persons were located on the mountain a short time later using our mobile phone trace system and brought back down to safety. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago  ·  

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This evening some of our volunteers are taking part in the first of a series of training sessions on radio operations. To keep within COVID-19 precautions this training is being delivered remotely. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago  ·  

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A week long search operation in Co.Kildare concluded thisevening after an intensive search of the area by Gardai and 80 Civil Defence volunteers from Kildare, Laois, Dublin, Kilkenny and Waterford. We would like to offer our condolences to family and friends of the missing person. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago  ·  

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Laois Civil Defence teams continuing to provide assistance this week to Kildare Civil Defence and Gardai alongside units from Dublin CD in an ongoing missing person search operation in Co.Kildare. ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago  ·  

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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

9 months 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

9 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

9 months ago  ·  

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

10 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

1 years 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

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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

1 years 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

1 years 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

1 years 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

1 years 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

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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

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