Presentation at Bray Town Hall for 17 volunteers
A SPECIAL presentation ceremony has held at Bray Town Hall recently to honour the seventeen Community Volunteers who participated in a Civil Defence devised training course.
The purpose of the course was to equip them to assist in their community in the event of serious flooding of the River Dargle.
‘This is about helping people to help themselves,’ said Bill Downes, Civil Defence Officer.
‘These volunteers know their neighbours and know their community and are best placed to help in the event of a serious emergency.’
The volunteers, should they be called upon, have been issued with a special identification and a small kit bag containing a high visibility vest, safety helmet, and other emergency materials.
The ceremony was attended by Bill Smith, Director General of the Civil Defence.
He commended Bray Town Council and the County Wicklow Civil Defence for taking this initiative and added that he will be watching the development of the scheme with interest.
‘Our next steps will be to provide training for Bray Town Council front line staff and to carry out an evacuation exercise to test the plan and to iron out any wrinkles that may occur,’ said Mr. Downes.