Donegal Civil Defence volunteers praised for role in Papal visit

first_imgDonegal County Council says the Donegal Civil Defence volunteers played a major role in recent Papal VisitThey were involved on the ground in both the Phoenix Park, Dublin and at Knock Shrine, Mayo in supporting the Principal Response Agencies (An Garda Siochana and the National Ambulance Services).At Knock Shrine, 140 volunteers were on duty, coordinated by Rose Doherty, Mayo Civil Defence Officer.The 140 volunteers were drawn from counties Donegal, Sligo, Roscommon, Galway and Laois. While their main role was assisting the An Garda Siochana in terms of safety and stewarding at the event, volunteers were also involved in supporting the National Ambulance Service providing medical assistance.Volunteers were on duty from Saturday night at 10.30pm until Sunday afternoon at 13.00pm.Donegal Civil Defence provided 24 volunteers and 2 ambulances to the duty at Knock, manned by eight Emergency Medical Technicians.Laois Civil Defence provided Communications to the event through their Incident Command Vehicle using the TETRA network, which ensured efficient communications between Civil Defence, the Gardaí and the National Ambulance Service for the duration of the event.Roscommon Civil Defence Welfare Unit provided food for all volunteers on duty over the Saturday night and Sunday. Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Donegal Civil Defence volunteers praised for role in Papal visit Twittercenter_img By News Highland – August 30, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Previous articleAdvertising watchdog received 64 complaints about Libertys billboardNext articlePublic meeting to discuss planned post office closures in Gweedore News Highland Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harps come back to win in Waterford last_img

Leave a Reply