Regional Civil Defence competitions have been taking place recently across the country in seven regions. Each competition consists of teams of ten volunteers and have been tested in Footdrill, First Aid/Rescue, AFS/Flood Defences, Radio Communications and a Team challenge.
The Region 4 competitions were hosted by Cork City Civil Defence on Sunday 16th October in a site adjacent to the Grasslands depot in the city. The team from North Tipperary emerged as winners following a challenging day of competition against teams from North Cork, West Cork, South Cork and Kerry.
The day started with the footdrill element at 9am and the teams continued throughout the day to complete the tasks which the host county had prepared until 5pm. At the presentation function the Director General of Civil Defence Mr Bill Smith congratulated the winning team and praised the organisations volunteer members for the time and commitment they put into Civil Defence, Great credit must be paid to Cork City Civil Defence for hosting the event in such a professional manner.
This win comes on the back of North Tipperary hosting a very successful Region 5 of the competition on the previous Sunday in Nenagh which again tested volunteers in the same disciplines, with teams form Limerick County, Limerick City, Cork City, Clare and Offaly taking part. The teams showed great resilience while working in extremely difficult conditions as it rained throughout the day.
This is the second year in a row that North Tipperary has won this competition and great praise is due to the teams, their instructors and all the volunteers involved in training throughout the year and in preparing for these competitions. See North Tipperary County Councils website for photos of the events.
Photo of the winning North Tipperary Civil Defence Team
that competed in the Regional competition in Cork City.