Cork City Civil Defence is not recruiting at present.
Applications for January 2013 have now closed.
Front Row L-R:
Roisin McGuire, College Principal, Amanda O'Donovan, Elaine O'Brien, Kate O'Driscoll, Keith O'Donoghue, Aoife Keohane, Bill Smith Director General, Veronica Forde ACDO
Back Row L-R:
John Ryan CDO, Liam Keohane, Killian Twomey, Colm Rawley, John Ryan, Cian O'Callaghan, Rory Conlon, Ken O'Keeffe Team Leader.
Cork West Civil Defence hosted the sixth 2012 Regional Exercise on Saturday 13th October in the environs of Skibbereen.
The exercise incorporated 5 competitive sites comprising:
- Drill & Dress
- Team Task
- Search/Rescue & Communications
At the end of an Exercise which tested and showcased the capabilities and skills of the competitors the team from Cork City Civil Defence emerged victorious.
The Evening Echo Ladies Mini Marathon 2012
Cork City Civil Defence, Red Cross and Order of Malta who provided first aid cover for the Evening Echo Ladies Mini Marathon 2012.
Emergency Services Exhibition
Cork City Civil Defence AFS Unit displaying water delivery capability.
Members of Cork City Civil Defence with Minister Simon Coveney.
L-R Fredrick Lotty, Aoife Keohane, Veronica Forde ACDO, Minister Simon Coveney, Elaine O'Brien and Patrick Carroll
Coastguard Helicopter, with Coastguard Boat (Left), Cork City Civil Defence (Centre) and RNLI (right) participating in the SAR exercise at the Emergency Services Exhibition
Members of Cork City Civil Defence who recently received their Emergency Medical Technician Certificates.
Well done and Congratulations to all.
Front row; L-R Finbarr McCarthy, Patrick Carroll
Back row; L-R Stephen Galvin, Peter Bowles, Robert Kerrigan
Regional Exercise Nenagh 2011
Members of Cork City Civil Defence, who emerged as winners of Region 5 Competition which was held in Nenagh Co Tipperary on October 9th 2011.
Back row; L to R; John Ryan, Civil Defence Officer, Stephen Galvin, Stephen Whelton, Ken O Keeffe, Peter Bowles, Killian Twomey, David O Sullivan, Liam Keohane , Veronica Forde Asst. Civil Defence Officer.
Front row; L to R; Niamh O Shea. Amanda O Donovan, Finbarr McCarthy Team Leader, Amanda O Donovan, Elaine O Brien
Ms Elma McCarthy, 1st Officer and Rescue Instructor recently retired from Cork City Civil Defence following 36 years of service. Elma’s dedication and service to Civil Defence over the years, was highlighted through the many volunteers, both past and present who paid tribute to her on the occasion of her recent stand-down. We wish her well for the future.
Cork City Marathon 2010
Cork City Civil Defence Team who ran Cork City Marathon 2010 in aid of the Childrens Ward in Mercy Hospital, Cork
Incl L - R are: Timothy Dennehy, Shane O'Driscoll, Sean Healy, Mark Leahy and Ken O'Keeffe.
Emergency First Responder Course
Civil Defence Personnel attended an Emergency First Responder Course held in Cork City Civil Defence. An exam was held on 25th January 2010 and all 10 candidates were successful. Congratulations to all.
Back Row L - R; Sean Healy Instr. Robert Kerrigan, Conor Allen, Barry Hanley, Peter Bowles, Stephen Galvin, John Ryan CDO.
Front Row L - R; Veronica Forde ACDO, Karl Reardon, Oliver Cronin, Pat Carroll, Fred Lotty, Finbarr McCarthy, John Stout Instr.
“To support the emergency services and to provide community support by promoting, developing and maintaining Civil Defence as an effective volunteer based orgaisation”.
Civil Defence was set up in 1950 as part of the national defence structure as the necessary civil response to potential hazards which might arise in a war situation. Its inception resulted from the voluntary Air Raid protection organisation which had been in operation during the Second World War. Its function was to “defend against of mitigate the effects on persons or property of an attack on the state or of hazards otherwise arising during a time of war or emergency such as radioactive fallout, biological or chemical warfare”.
Cork City Civil Defence
Cork City Civil Defence is part of the national organisation of Civil Defence. Although structured on a national basis under the Civil Defence Board, the organisation at City and County level comes under the control of the local authority in this case Cork City Council.
Civil Defence is a voluntary organisation. Membership is open to male and female personnel with a minimum joining age of 16 years and an upper age limit of 65 years. Civil Defence is divided into a number of different services comprising Rescue, Auxiliary Fire Service, Casualty and Welfare. Training in these units, which are very well equipped, is undertaken on a weekly basis. There is also a River, Lake and Coastal Search and Recovery Unit.
Specially trained instructors, who are themselves members of Civil Defence and qualified as instructors on special courses at the Civil Defence school in Dublin, undertake training of volunteers. Volunteers participate in, and render assistance at community events i.e. any events, sporting or otherwise, where members of the public gather to participate in the event.
Assistance is also provided by Civil Defence in the event of emergencies e.g. search parties for missing persons. Civil Defence acts as a support service to frontline emergency services such as Gardai, Fire Service and the Health Executive. Civil Defence has its own specific role to play in the major accident/emergency plan and has its own “call-out” procedure, fully equipped vehicles and its own radio frequencies.
Over the past 50 years Cork City Civil Defence has operated as a second line response to the Front Line emergency service and also has a long history of community support. Cork City Civil Defence is also involved with the Cork Joint Major Emergency Planning Group, an inter-agency (Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Gardai and the Health Executive) plan which details the special arrangements in the case of a major accident or emergency within Cork City and County.
The International Civil Defence badge is worn by all members of Civil Defence and symbolises their part in a worldwide volunteer network.
Presentation of Certificates for completion of
Multi-Skill Induction Training
L to R Front Row; Margaret Coakley, Veronica Forde ACDO, John Ryan CDO, Lord Mayor Cllr, Michael Ahern, Lady Mayoress Eileen Ahern, John O Neill Civil Defence Board, Patrick Carroll.
L to R Back Row; Paul Twomey, Maggie O Loughlin, William Motherway, Lesley O'Reilly, Ciaran McCarthy, Enda Moroney, Keith O'Sullivan, Colm Rawley, Christopher Barry, Eric Gould, Conor Allen, Oliver Cronin.
Presentation of certificates for 2 personnel who received an Award of Excellence for services rendered to Cork City Civil Defence
John Ryan CDO, Finbarr McCarthy, Lord Mayor Cllr. Michael Ahern, Lady Mayoress Eileen Ahern, John O'Neill Civil Defence Board, Bryan O Sullivan, Veronica Forde ACDO.
Some personnel who received Intermediate First Aid Certificates
Veronica Forde ACDO, John Ryan CDO, Lord Mayor Cllr. Michael Ahern, Lady Mayoress Eileen Ahern John O'Neill Civil Defence Board.
Eoin O'Mahony, Peter Bowles, John Tyner, Robert Kerrigan, Elaine Coughlan, Mark Harnett, Elma McCarthy.