Dublin Civil Defence Honours Its Members

56 dedicated serving and retired Dublin Civil Defence members will be honoured at a ceremony in Arbour Hill this Sunday.
Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke will present 10 and 20 year service medals and the Director of Defence Brian Spain will present 30 year service medals to 30 Dublin Civil Defence members at a commemoration service on Sunday 30th November 2014 at 12 noon in the Garrison Church, Arbour Hill Dublin 7. There will also be a presentation of promotion certificates to 25 serving members in recognition of their continuous commitment and work.

Speaking at the commemoration ceremony, Lord Mayor Christy Burke said, “I am delighted to be here today honouring so many dedicated voluntary emergency service members of Dublin Civil Defence.    It is heartening to be among so many people who give of their time to assist the professional emergency services in so many ways, helping to keep the citizens of Dublin City and County safe and secure. Thank you.”

Dublin Civil Defence (DCD) was established in 1951 with crews made up from local authority staff however, in 1957 people started to volunteer and work for the organisation. It is one of the many services provided by Dublin City Council to Dublin. There are over 500 members, the majority volunteers, working together   to primarily give aid and assistance in times of emergencies in support of the professional emergency services. DCD members are drawn from all around Dublin city and county encompassing all the local authorities. The members attend classes in many disciplines such as life saving skills, first aid, fire fighting and search and rescue to name but a few. For more information see www.dublincivildefence.ie   

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For further information contact:

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James McConnell, Dublin Civil Defence Officer, T: 087 2346000

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