28 June 2009
Some members of the team gave a
helping hand to the Dunmore East unit, assisting with safety
patrols & traffic control. No incidents to report from
what was a very busy day in the village. When it was all over, volunteers were treated to some fantastic food in The Spinnaker.
27 June 2009
The event for the Festival of
Food in Dunmore East was a great success. Our unit demonstrated climbing, walking casualty
and stretcher recovery, Dunmore East unit had some boat
activities and EI-SAR did several manouvers to impress the crowd. Many thanks to Jim, Joan & co in Dunmore for the invitation.
23 June 2009
The team travelled to Dunmore East for
training this evening in preparation for a demonstration climb,
walking casualty and stretcher recovery during the Festival of Food
this coming weekend. The session went well and everyone
is looking forward to the demo, the location of which will be on the cliff at the north side of the strand.
20 June 2009
The team assisted the Dunmore East unit in marshalling the triathlon. Members crewed boats and manned the shoreline on safety patrol. The event passed without incident. We will be working with Dunmore again in the coming weeks.
4 June 2009
Website received facelift. Hope you like it.
2 June 2009
The unit went to St. Ursula's Primary School in Waterford to give a
talk about safety on the water. The
talk included what we do, water safety at the beach and in the home & what
to do in an emergency. We also demonstrated the use of some our cliff
rescue equipment. The exercise was enjoyed by pupils and teachers alike.
18 May 2009
The unit provided an information evening
for the scouts in Butlerstown. We covered items such as what we do,
knots and ropework, water safety & what to do in
an emergency. There was also an appearance of the rescue helicopter
as the crew of EI-SAR took a few minutes from their routine exercise
to provide a fly-by. The exercise was enjoyed by all.
1 May 2009
Training will now switch to Tuesday
evenings for the summer, beginning Tuesday 12 May, 18.45 sharp.
18 April 2009
Incident #370/09 Boatstrand.
31 March 2009
Training will now switch to Friday evenings for the summer.
14 March 2009
The unit attended Skyfest in Waterford. We were tasked with safety patrol on the quay along with the Dunmore East Unit for the duration of the event. No incidents to report and everybody enjoyed the show.
30 January 2009
We would like to thank all of the landowners our members encountered in the course of our project. This information is invaluable to us in our training and in our response to an incident.
11 November 2008
Members of the team will be plotting access points to
the clifftop between Annestown (Long Beach) and Ballyvoyle Bridge in the
coming weeks. We would welcome the help and co-operation of
landowners, so if you have land taken or own land in these areas please
contact us - firstname.lastname@example.org. We expect to have this survey finished before Christmas.
30 October 2008
Earlier this month, the team received the
Marine Ministerial Letter of Appreciation for Meritorious Service for our role
in the Pere Charles / Honeydew II incidents of Jan/Feb 2007. The Letter
was received by Seamus and Billy at a ceremony in Dublin
Castle. Congratulations to Jim Griffin, Area Officer, Dunmore East
Coast Guard Unit, who was awarded the bronze Marine Medal for Meritorious
Service for his role as co-ordinator of the incident at the same ceremony.
Those who received the Marine
Ministerial Letter of Appreciation for Meritorious Service
were: Johnny Walsh & Crew, Owner/Skipper FV “Rachael J”,
Kinsale; Dunmore East Irish Coast Guard Unit; Curracloe
Irish Coast Guard Unit; Rosslare Irish Coast Guard Unit;
Carnsore Point Irish Coast Guard Unit; Kilmore Quay Irish
Coast Guard Unit; Fethard-on-Sea Irish Coast Guard Unit;
Tramore Irish Coast Guard Unit; Helvick Head Irish Coast
Guard Unit; Ardmore Irish Coast Guard Unit.
31 August 2008
We had our external climbing and cliff rescue
assessment. It was an all day event, with many tired bodies when it was all
over. Our examiner, Frank Nolan, went through everything from equipment
condition and maintenance records to clifftop setup and climbing ability. A
few minor issues aside, we came through unscathed and Frank was pleased to allow
us to continue with our cliff rescue efforts. Many thanks to Frank for his time
and advice in how to improve and look after what we have in
7 May 2008
The unit took
delivery of a Toyota Hilux.