LONGFORD CIVIL DEFENCE
The Civil Defence Service of the Local Authority is dedicated to assisting the community in a variety of ways, but particularly in lessening human suffering in times of crisis.
It's main functions are as follows:
Immediate direction is given by The Civil Defence Officer who controls operations and co-ordinates emergency responses. Other personnel are volunteers. Voluntary members are provided with instruction and training in order to deliver the following services if required:
Civil Defence may be involved in feeding and administering accommodation for people displaced from their homes owing to some disaster. Wardens are trained, in the event of a radiological emergency, to monitor and report on levels of radiation in each area and assist where required in implementation of control measures.
Civil Defence train rescue personnel to assist the Fire Service and the Gardal in locating people who are lost or trapped and in removing injured or ill people without allowing their condition to deteriorate.