Civil Defence may provide first aid and safety boat assistance at local authority, charity and not for profit community events.
Civil Defence, together with the Principal Response Agencies, may respond to emergencies such as severe weather events and pandemics, and help transport members of the public in emergency situations.
Civil Defence provides first aid training to community and voluntary organisations and schools to teach them lifesaving skills.
Civil Defence responds to medical emergencies where specially trained volunteers attend to people and transfer them to hospital or medical appointments to support the Health Service Executive.
Civil Defence, together with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), monitors radiation levels. It does this by taking annual readings from soil and vegetation and giving them to the EPA.
Civil Defence provides search and rescue assistance to An Garda Síochána (national police) to help find missing people.
Civil Defence may provide information and advice on how to become a Civil Defence volunteer, the duties of volunteers and the training needed.