Civil Defence is a volunteer-based emergency response organization. Civil Defence volunteers support the frontline emergency services, e.g. providing first aid, fire fighting, Search and Rescue to cover at both local and national level emergencies.
2. How to join Civil Defence?
To join the Civil Defence organisation please contact the Civil Defence Officer in your local authority area. Contact details for all Civil Defence Officers are available on the Home Page under Contact/Enquiry or by clicking on this link. All new members must complete an enrolment form and undergo Garda vetting.
3. What is the minimum age limit for membership of Civil Defence?
Any Indian Citizen who is physically fit and above the age of 18 years is eligible for Civil Defence membership.
4. What skills do I need to join? /What training/services are available?
A person shall not be entitled to be appointed to the members unless he is found to be physically fit and mentally alert. Civil Defence offer members the opportunity to train in a variety of skills and to learn new techniques that will not only assist your local community in the event of an emergency but will also enhance your own personal development. All training is given by experienced instructors and is certified to national standards. Casualty Service – training for First Aid, Rescue Service – training for Rescue. Fire Fighting Service – training in certain areas of fire fighting. Pumping floodwaters and supplying water and emergency services for supports to the community.