The Welfare Service could be described as one of the most important services provided by Civil Defence. The welfare service provides a very valuable service in emergency situations by providing for the physical needs of victims such as providing hot meals and drinks in a caring environment.
Civil Defence is unique in that it is the only volunteer based organisation trained in this area.
The Welfare service also provides a back up to the other units in Civil Defence and frontline emergency personnel providing food in emergency situations and for training purposes.
Food preparation is carried out in accordance with HACCP (Hazard and Critical Control Points) standards.
Training is provided in :
- First Aid
- Food Safety
- Fetac Accreditation