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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:

  • To formulate plans as required by the Local Authority
  • To co-ordinate arrangements necessary for civil defence plans
  • To arrange for the formation, recruitment, training etc. in relation to civil defence and to give instruction to members of the public
  • To arrange for the training of personnel for duty under the Peacetime Nuclear Accident Plan and to formulate plans for civil defence involvement in the Major
  • Emergency Plan of the Local Authority.

Delivery of Service.

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:

  • Welfare & Warden
  • Rescue
  • Casualty
  • Auxiliary Fire Service

Welfare & Warden.

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 Gardaí in locating people who are lost or trapped and in removing injured or ill people without allowing their condition to deteriorate.

Contact Details:  

Emma Reid, Civil Defence Officer.
Address: Longford Civil Defence, Longford County Council, Great Water Street, Longford, N39 NH56
Telephone: 043-3344205 - Mobile: 087-0671788
Email: civildefence@longfordcoco.ie 

Application for Civil Defence Services 

  • Half Day Event (3.5 hours) - €150
  • Full Day Event - €300

CD-Application-form.docx (size 18.7 KB)

New applications for medical cover at events is closed until June 2022