Roscommon Civil Defence certainly had that Friday feeling yesterday as they were boosted by the news that the local volunteer organisation was to receive two Ford Ranger new crew cabs. Posting online yesterday, they offered their thanks to the Department of Defence and the Civil Defence Branch for the support.
Civil Defence is a volunteer based organization that supports the front line emergency services. They also assist local communities and have 3,500 volunteer members throughout Ireland.
Civil Defence supports the frontline emergency services in dealing with severe weather, flooding, major accidents, fire fighting and searching for missing people. They supports hundreds of community events throughout the year, including large events such as air shows, tall ships, concerts and festivals, sports events, as well as smaller local events such as parades.