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Manual Handling & People Moving Course

22 Oct

Wexford Civil Defence ran a Manual Handling & People Moving Course on the weekend of the 17th of October. Volunteers from Wexford, New Ross and Gorey attended the training weekend. The course covers manual handling and skills for people moving working with patients. The skills allow our volunteers to work safely with patients that have limited or no mobility requiring transport from community events we would cover during the year.

Training covers the use of slide sheets, patient slides, evacuation stair chairs, ambulance lift and stretchers.

Wexford Civil Defence - Ardcavan HQ 17-18 Oct 2015 Manual Handling & People Moving Course

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Marine VHF – Radio Training

08 Dec

A number of Volunteers from  Wexford Civil Defence Rescue completed their Marine VHF Radio on Sat 6th and Sunday 7th December 2014.  The course was conducted by in our training HQ in Ardcavan. Well done to all for passing the exam and are now SRC qualified.

Civil Defence Long Service Medal Presentation – 21st Nov 2014 – Dublin Castle

28 Nov

On Friday 21st November, Paul Kehoe T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Defence presented new long service medals to almost 300 Civil Defence Volunteers from across Ireland. The medals were presented in recognition of 30, 40 and 50 years service in Civil Defence.

These new medals have been struck to honour decades of voluntary service given by these individuals to their communities. Both serving and retired members of Civil Defence with the appropriate service are eligible for these medals. Pictured are members of Wexford Civil Defence including CDO and Commander who received medals on the night along with Director General Civil Defence Mr. Bill Smith ,Minister of State Mr. Paul Kehoe TD and Mr. Brian Spain Director Department of Defence

Irish Heart Foundation FAST Awareness Campaign 11th -17th August 2014

11 Jul

Irish Heart Foundation F.A.S.T. image


The F.A.S.T. acronym was created as a helper for people to remember the main warning signs of stroke so that they can act immediately in the case of a stroke by dialling 999.

 F.A.S.T. stands for:

F – Face – has their face fallen on one side?  Can they smile?

A – Arms – Can they raise both arms and keep them there?

S – Speech – is their speech slurred?

T –Time to call 999 if you spot any single one of these signs.

 F.A.S.T.  can help you to rapidly recognise when a stroke is taking place and then act quickly to get medical treatment and prevent serious damage.