Civil Defence

Laois Civil Defence

Laois Civil Defence operates as the reserve emergency service for County Laois. It exists to provide assistance to the community and to assist other emergency services where necessary. It also cooperates with the Radiological Protection Institute within the framework of the national emergency plan for dealing with radiological emergencies. During wartime it is responsible for measures dealing with protection of the civilian population.

It’s a voluntary part-time service; members up to the rank of the Civil Defence Officer are unpaid. Civil Defence operates both under central (Department of Defence) and local (Laois County Council) control. Funding is split 70:30 respectively.

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