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Mountain rescue teams responded to 345 call-outs during 2020, but Mountain Rescue Ireland noted that the crews were put under enormous pressure, due to “needless call-outs”, especially during dangerous weather conditions.

The Irish Hospice Foundation’s new free bereavement resource pack – ‘Support for Grieving in Exceptional Times’ – aims to help those living with loss during COVID-19 restrictions.

Critical Healthcare, a specialist provider of frontline medical and healthcare products to global emergency services, is developing a rapid Covid-19 test with Roche Pharmaceuticals that will provide a result in under 15 minutes. 

In the Spotlight

Tasked with undertaking a comprehensive review of the Defence Forces before the end of 2021, an independent Commission will aim to fully address and help to remedy issues of army structures, falling personnel numbers, the need to reequip and the long-awaited improvement on pay and conditions.

In the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak last year, Cork Airport reviewed its emergency plans to consider the emerging threat of the virus, and moved rapidly to work with the public health authorities. Ken Roberts, Chief Fire Officer, outlines the protocols they put in place to respond to this pandemic.

With significant changes earmarked for Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) over the next three years, its Director General Chris Enright, says the FSI is firmly focused on providing the Irish justice system with high quality integrated forensic services through independent, expert scientific analysis and advice to best international standards.

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'Spring 2021 Newsletter'

‘Emergency Services Ireland’ is the Irish media partner of EENA (European Emergency Number Association) Conference, taking place on 6-8 October in Riga, Latvia.