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Donegal Civil Defence wins at regional competition 05.04.17

DONEGAL Civil Defence were among the winners in this year’s Regional Civil Defence competition and will now represent the region in the national finals later this year.
The competition took place in the idyllic surroundings of Hazelwood House in Co Sligo with Donegal, Roscommon, Longford, Mayo and Sligo teams competing in a number of gruelling exercises designed to test their ability to respond to staged incidents involving multiple casualties. Test case scenarios included missing persons and flood and mud-slide disasters.
Donegal Civil Defence proved to be worthy winners in the combined services element of the competition, while Longford Civil Defence was victorious in the welfare element.
Donegal team leader Denis Gallagher said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for members of different units and sections to integrate and be part of a team working through several different scenarios which volunteers could be potentially responding too and we in Donegal are delighted to have come out top on the combined services element of the competition”.
The Donegal Civil Defence team competing in last Saturday’s contest were Tiarnan Doherty (Carndonagh), Conor McCrudden (Glenfin), Kirsten McGarr (Bundoran), Alice Duffy (Donegal Town), John McGeoghegan (Carndonagh), Paul Dunnion (Ballybofey), Paul Rooney (Newtown), Donal Bonner, (Stranorlar), Aoife McLaughlin (Lecamy) and Denis Gallagher (Burt).
The team also received an award from Sligo, the European Capital of Volunteering 2017, for their commitment to volunteering over the years.
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