The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until July 5th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Please note that our library buildings have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

About Us


Civil Defence Training:

• Civil Defence members attend classes in various disciplines during the training period (usually September to May).

• Members are instructed in various life saving skills at these classes such as:

• First-Aid

• Rescue

• Flood Response + Portable Pump Drills

• Welfare

• Radio Communications

• Urban Search and Rescue ( USAR )


• First-Aid classes teach people the basic skills of diagnosing and treating a variety of injuries and conditions including,

• Maintaining an airway - to ensure the person can breathe,

• Control of bleeding,

• Support and care of broken bones,

• Treatment for Stroke, Heart Attack

• CPR. C.F.R.  OFA. EFR. Training Courses.

Rescue (USAR )

• This includes,

• Search Organization + Search Management for missing persons.

• Map Reading, GPS Training

Auxiliary Fire Service

• During this class students learn,

• Classification of Fires

• Basic Fire-fighting,

• Use of Fire Fighting Equipment Eg: Hoses, pumps, ladders, ( To assist at Flooding )


• This involves many skills including,

• Care of refugees

• Hygienic preparation of Food

• Emergency Accommodation Procedures

Radio Communications

• This class teaches volunteers the proper use of Radios for use on Civil Defence Duties, Exercises and for Emergencies

How do I join?

• Contact

• Raphael Fallon. Civil Defence Officer, Central Fire Station,Sragh,Tullamore,Offaly.

Phone No : (057) 9327429

Website :   Irish Civil Defence Web Site

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