The IrCG unit in Howth work closely with medical staff from both the HSE and DFB and this program allows the IrCG and DFB to develop a better understanding of each other’s capabilities and procedures. The program is being run out of DFB stations in Kilbarrack, North Strand and Phibsboro. Team members are getting to observe up to ten cases per shift which involve broad range of medical emergencies from trauma injuries at Road Traffic Collisions to Cardiac Arrests.
As part of the program joint training exercise are planned to further enhance agency co-operation. Coast Guard members are finding the program very beneficial and are very appreciative of both the professionalism and hospitality shown by the DFB crews.