Clare Civil Defence had a very busy weekend providing casualty cover for the tens of thousands of visitors at this year’s Fleadh. The Civil Defence who use Tetra as part of their communictions deployed the Terrafix AVL to manage and track all available resources for the event. Noel Carmody Civil Defence Officer spoke after the event about their experience with the NDRS...
Tetra Radio Tracking System was, without doubt, one of the most invaluable tools that we employed to aid with the medical cover for the event.
Providing the entire medical cover for the Fleadh 2016 was the largest event ever undertaken by Clare Civil Defence. The number of crews involved every day was unprecedented for this organisation and being able to keep track of our staff with such accuracy proved not only to be a source of comfort for the crews but also ensured that the response times for attending incidents was exceptional. The efficiency and accuracy of the system was commented on by all of the venue managers for the areas that we had to treat patients at. In my opinion, it is an essential system for any professional organisation into the future and in particular given that the Civil Defence is the national agency responsible for searches, it should become an essential weapon in our armoury.
Noel Carmody, Civil Defence Officer
Noel Carmody and his team who worked very long hours not just during the Fleadh, but also in the lead up to this major national event. Civil Defence volunteers from Galway, Limerick and Tipperary also travelled to Ennis to help out at the Fleadh.