Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will re- open public counters on Thursday 5th August 2021 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday:

Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore

Tullamore Tullamore Municipal District Offices

The Public Offices listed below will open as follows:

** Edenderry Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm only)

** Birr Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1pm only)

At Áras an Chontae, Tullamore, counter services for Planning, Roads, the Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE only.

Where possible the public should continue to access our services by phone, email, online or by appointment. Please read for latest information and measures in place.

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

• 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 )

Welfare

• 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

Email :  civildefence@offalycoco.ie