Praise for Wexford Civil Defence volunteers

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Nationwide, Civil Defence teams have already taken part in almost 1,500 duties in the first six months of 2018, and new figures obtained by Minister Michael D’Arcy show that the Civil Defence units in Wexford engaged in 58 duties in the first six months of the year.
This is on the top of the 96 duties completed last year, the 95 duties in 2016 and 82 of duties in 2015.
These range from missing person searches, supporting the emergency services and assisting with community events.
“Our Civil Defence volunteers in Wexford are doing us extremely proud, as illustrated by these latest figures,” said Minister D’Arcy, who added; “They make a huge commitment to our communities – and are always on stand-by to assist other agencies when called upon.
“I know many of the volunteers devote so much personal time to the Civil Defence organisation, fuelled by their love of volunteerism.
“With the winter season approaching, our volunteers will no doubt be out in force once again,” he said.
During the severe weather periods, Civil Defence volunteers were at the forefront of the response efforts.
Civil Defence has 3,500 volunteers based in every Local Authority area in the country and has a wide range of equipment to deal with severe weather including 88 Boats, 47 Fire Tenders, 9 Floating Pontoon Units and 130 Four Wheel Drive vehicles.
To request information on becoming a Civil Defence volunteer, or have a member of Civil Defence contact you, please visit https://www.civildefence.ie/contact/.

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