Wexford Civil Defence held our county training day on Sunday 19th November 2017. Volunteers from Gorey, New Ross, Ballygarrett and Wexford took part in a multiple skills training day on Forth Mountain and Carrigfoyle Quarry. Skills tested on the day included AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service), Search Skills using GPS radios and a casualty trauma site.
The Wexford Welfare Unit provided the food for the day and served up a nice dinner from their catering trailer on the mountain. The training day was followed by our presentation dinner hosted in the Riverbank Hotel.
The dinner was attended by Minister Paul Kehoe, TD., Chathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr John Hegarty, Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District, Cllr Keith Doyle, Mayor of Wexford, Cllr Jim Moore, CEO of Wexford County Council, Mr. Tom Enright, Director of Services, Mr John Carley, Emer Dalton Principal Officer Department of Defence and Chief Superintendent John Roche.
Volunteers were presented with their 1916 Commemoration Medal by Minster Paul Kehoe, TD., Certificates of courses were also presented to volunteers for courses completed during the year.