Search Training at Rush – 21 January 2017

The Skerries Coast Guard team conducted a search training exercise in the area of Rush today. The clear skies resulted in a cold start to the morning with frost underfoot on exposed grasslands. A number of search teams were deployed as part of an initial search response for a missing person scenario. The exercise progressed well and was successfully completed.

Skerries Coast Guard vehicle 4

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. 

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.