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You just know they're singing the Panzermarsch in their heads in the second pic!
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Dublin CD Hagglunds Bv206 "swimming" through floodwater, Cloondara, Co. Longford, yesterday evening. The retro-fitted LED lights worked exceptionally well!


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DCD, Recognition by the Lord Mayor.

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Not to be a downer - but a scrolly cert for doing what should be a given?
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(20-01-2016, 06:02 PM)civdef Wrote: Not to be a downer - but a scrolly cert for doing what should be a given?

Was (and is) a given, just that someone did not realise that CD were volunteers, and could undertake such an operation for more than 10 days....
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What did CD do at the fire? Just curious.
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(22-01-2016, 08:37 PM)MRX Wrote: What did CD do at the fire? Just curious.

Provided lighting rigs. Initially they also rolled out tea, soup and sambos but it was knocked on the head due to potential hygiene problems of serving and eating food in what was essentially a dump on fire
We trained hard ... but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
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Didnt they also man the mobile morgue up in Tallaght?

Remember one of the lads in work whos CD saying he was getting texts asking for cover for it
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(28-01-2016, 07:07 PM)EMTeabreak Wrote: Didnt they also man the mobile morgue up in Tallaght?

Remember one of the lads in work whos CD saying he was getting texts asking for cover for it

Correct, lasted 10 days...
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Well just giving an honest opinion but I think all involved in the trajedy deserved a job well done. Not a nice incident to be involved in for anyone
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(28-01-2016, 09:02 PM)LPP Wrote: H
(28-01-2016, 07:07 PM)EMTeabreak Wrote: Didnt they also man the mobile morgue up in Tallaght?

Remember one of the lads in work whos CD saying he was getting texts asking for cover for it

Correct, lasted 10 days...

They did. There are many senior officers in DFB who have grave reservations about that. Exposing volunteers to that level of trauma is not a good idea in my opinion.We shouldn't knowingly expose young volunteers to that and for that length of time. It was pure penny pinching. The morgue could well have been managed by rotating DFB crews.
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@the gap what does manning the mobile morgue involved? I'm guessing making sure the power stays on? Ots not like they would be sitting in with the bodies.
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Love your new helicopter @civdef 

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22 It was only a matter of time......
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two of the CD HRD dogs, Nero and Max on search operation.

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Great looking dogs in fairness. CD operational gear looks comfortable and practical

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(14-06-2016, 11:21 PM)62colmm Wrote: Great looking dogs in fairness. CD operational gear looks comfortable and practical

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Dogs are great, handlers are very experienced. OPs gear I must is excellent compared to years ago, favourably commented on by a lot of people...
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That fleece should look familiar to most ags members! Once of the bosses getting notions....

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If its not issued CD uniform he shouldnt be wearing it.....
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It's Dublin... always the same!

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