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Welcome to the Waterford City River Rescue Website

 

Welcome to Waterford City River Rescue. We are a non-profit organisation which operates a voluntary Search and Rescue Service on the River Suir from Mount Congreve to Checkpoint. Our volunteers provide this essential service on a 24 hour basis, 365 days a year.

 

We are a member of the Community Rescue Boats of Ireland (CRBI) and affiliated to the Irish Coast Guard, having successfully completed their stringent assessments and examinations of crew and equipment.

 

Our crews are all volunteers and are trained and equipped to the highest standards and are subject to annual assessments by the CRBI and, or the Irish Coast Guard, which ensures that the highest professional standards are maintained.

 

Waterford City River Rescue as a voluntary organization must seek funding through sponsorship and donations from the public, in order to provide a professional service to our community. To this end, Waterford City River Rescue requests businesses and members of the public to support our fundraising activities.

 

A donation box is available on this site, to allow you to make a donation to Waterford City River Rescue. All donations will be gratefully appreciated and will assist Waterford City River Rescue in continuing to provide this service to our community.


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Please - don't just carry a lifejacket - wear it. If it's not on you, it can't save your life. From shore angling to boating, be smart from the start - always wear a correctly fitting lifejacket with crotch strap. ...

LIFEjacket - The Name Says It All... Accidents happen fast on water. There may not be time to reach for a lifejacket in an emergency. Too many only wear a lifejacket sometimes but sometimes was not enough for so many. Please - don't just carry a lifejacket - wear it. If it's not on you, it can't save your life. From shore angling to boating, be smart from the start - always wear a correctly fitting lifejacket with crotch strap. This is our latest poster campaign at thirty locations nationwide. We'd like to see them all so if you spot it, post a pic to rogersweeney@iws.ie and I'll send you a free token of appreciation. Irish Water Safety - "Know What You're Getting Into"

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Beautiful night for training tonight ...

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One for your diaries folks on the 10th of September, which you are welcome to come along and join us at a mass to remember all of our fellow Emergency Services workers that lost their lives 15 years ago in the Twin Towers. This is open to all Emergency Services, their family, friends and the members of the public. A solemn event to remember the fallen on that day. ...

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This is the Amerigo Vespucci, great skill of the Tug pilots turning her, this wouldn't be a problem if they came to Waterford. ...

This is the Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian sail-training ship that paid a visit to Dublin this weekend, seen in all its glory from above. Turning a 83-metre-long vessel like this is no easy task, but two tugs were able to skillfully turn her around. The Amerigo Vespucci was launched in 1931 and is still going strong. Footage by Copter View

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Congratulations to Passage Hurling Club on Beat The Ferryman" Open Water Swim 2016, a 600M open water swim from Ballyhack, Co Wexford to Passage East, Co Waterford. A fantastic event and hopefully will go from strength to strength raising much needed funds for Passage Hurling club, we were very happy to help out providing safety cover during the race. You all must be very proud of Noel Connors, Stephen Barrett, Fergal O Brien and the rest of the Waterford panel, an amazing replay but sadly piped at the post. Well done lads and keep your heads held high. ...

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