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Civil Defence


We work with a wide range of national and international partners annually in devising our college programme for the coming year. Our training partners include the Primary Response Agencies; An Garda Síochána, Fire & Rescue Service and the National Ambulance Service.  

Accreditation of college programmes is an important aspect in what we do; ensuring our delivery and teaching methodology is in line with best practice nationally. Our alignment to and quality assurance agreements with such bodies as  Quality & Qualifications Ireland  (QQI) (formerly FETAC) and the  Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council  (PHECC) ensures consistency and external oversight of our practices. Some programmes are drawn from internationally accredited agencies; Swiftwater and Flood Responder, Instructor and Management training is certified by Rescue3 Europe, an internationally recognised water rescue agency. 

The Civil Defence College is the National Training Centre for Civil Defence. The College works with a wide range of national and international bodies to develop and deliver training, skills and expertise in a variety of fields. The College teaching syllabus is designed around a number of themes which support Local Authorities and Communities during declared and non-declared emergencies. Our training includes Missing Persons Search, Flood Response, Casualty and Welfare support among others.

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