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Civil Defence volunteers praised by Minister

CDC rack up 5,300 hours of service in 2015/16

Manx civil defence volunteers are being praised by the Home Affairs boss.

Minister Bill Malarkey hailed the work of the Island's Civil Defence Corps - calling its 5,300 hours of service in the last year pivotal to community events.

It's there to bolster the provision of frontline resources, including; police, fire brigade, ambulance service and the coastguard.

Regularly trained members also took part in searches for missing people and any emergency responses to severe weather - like the December 2015 flood.

Mr Malarkey has said it's a 'shining example of the Island's caring nature'.

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