Gar­daí, civil de­fence, fire fighters and more at com­mu­nity event

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - PICTURES -

MEM­BERS of the emer­gency ser­vices from across County Wick­low at­tended the grounds of Eire Óg last Sun­day, for an emer­gency ser­vices day for the com­mu­nity.

The Mur­ray fam­ily is among those to have made a huge con­tri­bu­tion to the safety of the peo­ple of their com­mu­nity, with David, Dar­ren, Barry and Brian serv­ing var­i­ously in the Coast Guard, Army and Fire Ser­vice.

The day in­cluded a host of dis­plays and demon­stra­tions, by Grey­stones First Re­spon­ders, Wick­low Fire Ser­vice, the Coast Guard Rescue 116 he­li­copter, garda elite he­li­copter, Civil De­fence, and the Army.

There was a pa­rade by the ‘Lit­tle Blue Heroes’ of An Garda Síochána, to huge rounds of ap­plause from the many vis­i­tors to the event.

Lit­tle Blue Heroes are se­ri­ously ill chil­dren who have be­come honorary gar­dai, The foundation also sup­ports ill chil­dren and their fam­i­lies.

The day featured a fas­ci­nat­ing va­ri­ety of ve­hi­cles, as well as the pres­ence of non-hu­man mem­bers of the emer­gency ser­vices, in­clud­ing dogs and horses.

There was a fan­tas­tic at­mos­phere on the day, dur­ing which vis­i­tors ex­pressed their ap­pre­ci­a­tion to those who work so hard to pro­tect the com­mu­nity.

David, Dar­ren, Barry and Brian Mur­ray who serve in the Coast­guard, Army, Coast Guard and Fire Ser­vice.

Caitri­ona Hynes, Ciara Browne, Helen May, Moya An­drews, Ella An­drews and Cllr Mags Crean.

Garda Alan Keane, Jor­dan Power from Lit­tle Blue Heroes and Gil­lian Power.

PHO­TOS BY BAR­BARA FLYNN

Joshua Bar­ring­ton, Keith Clancy, Grey­stones Sta­tion Of­fi­cer Ciaran Hay­den, Brian Mur­ray, Stephen Wade and Leigh Hillen at the Emer­gency Ser­vices Day.

All aboard the Civil De­fence all ter­rain cater­pil­lar track ve­hi­cle.

Michelle Le­may, Rachel Dee­gan and Ma­guerite Dee­gan.

Ab­bie Mur­ray.

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