Pyrotechnic training – Skerries – 23rd November 2016

This evening the Skerries Coast Guard team conducted a flare firing exercise at Red Island & South Strand, Skerries. The team deployed several white parachute rocket flares as part of a search exercise of the South Strand area.

These white parachute flares reach over 1,000ft and are excellent for illuminating very large areas of shoreline. Weather conditions on scene were good with light offshore winds.

Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary search and rescue unit of the Irish Coast Guard. 

Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty on the coast dial 112 or 999 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save a life. 

Search training exercise – Barnageera/Balbriggan

This evening the Skerries Coast Guard team conducted a scenario based search training exercise in the area of Barnageera Bay to Balbriggan harbour. Several shoreline search teams were deployed strategically to the area with good visibility reported by all.

Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary coastal search & rescue unit of the Irish Coast Guard.

Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty on the coast, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save their life. 

We’re recruiting search & rescue volunteers – October 2016

Skerries Coast Guard

Due to a recent expansion in our operations, we’re seeking to recruit volunteer Search & Rescue members to our team at Skerries Coast Guard.

For more information please visit our Recruitment Page.

Training Exercise at Rush North Beach – 9th October 2016

Skerries Coast Gaurd

This morning the Skerries Coast Guard team conducted a casualty extraction training exercise at the North Beach, Rush. This scenario based exercise covered a number of casualty extraction drills, utilizing the challenging rocky terrain of the north beach & harbour breakwaters.

The exercise concluded with a
pyrotechnic drill, with several white parachute rocket flares deployed. These white rocket flares climb to over 1,000ft and are used for illumination and signalling purposes, particularly during night searches.

Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary coastal search & rescue unit of the Irish Coast Guard.