Welcome to the Waterford City River Rescue Website

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

Waterford City River Rescue

Covid 19 Impact

During the COVID 19 Pandemic Waterford City River Rescue has remained completely active and responsive to emergency Call Outs. During the COVID 19 crisis, our crew have responded to 7 emergency Call Outs. We have complied with all government and HSE guidelines while still maintaining our essential duties.

COVID 19 has inhibited our ability to raise funds to help keep our unit and services operational. If you would like to donate to Waterford City River Rescue we would be very grateful. We would like to thank the public for their continued support. 

Who We Are

Welcome to Waterford City River Rescue. We are a non-profit organisation that operates a voluntary Search and Rescue Service on the River Suir from Mount Congreve to Cheekpoint. 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 with 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.

Please remember if you see anyone in difficulty on our Lakes, Rivers or Coast, Call 999 or 112 and ask for The Irish Coast Guard

We all wanna say a massive well done and congratulations to our member Sinead who just completed her latest Post Grad in History. We are all so proud of you and saw first hand the hard work and dedication this took and no matter what you never stopped working hard for us. We know you received massive support from emergency services around the country to aid in your research a big thank you to everyone for supporting our crew member with her research. Congratulations and we know you’ll knock the next one outta the park too. Waterford City Fire Service Irish Coast Guard Dublin Fire Brigade An Garda Síochána ... See MoreSee Less
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Rice Bridge LiftWednesday, May 11th at 8pm#waterford ... See MoreSee Less
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Our crews were on the River Suir this morning to see everyone taking part in this years Darkness Into Light, you are all amazing. It’ s so inspiring to see everyone one coming together to support Pieta. Ending Suicide. Beginning Hope. ... See MoreSee Less
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We would like to thank Andrew and everyone at DG Foods who will be taking part in the Waterford Viking Marathon this year in aid of Waterford City River Rescue. We are so grateful for your support and generosity 💙💙💦Water for All ✔️♻️Recyclable Cartons ✔️💯Fresh Branding ✔️“DG Foods Ltd is delighted to be involved with the Viking Marathon for their 10th Marathon event in Waterford. This year we will once again be looking after the competitors water needs in our all new 83% plant-based carton. We’re delighted to tell you that it is completely recyclable too. It’s important to us at DG Foods Ltd that we support this great event to help participants in their hard efforts to raise funds for various local charities by keeping them hydrated along the way. DG Foods Ltd will also be putting a team of together of workers, friends & family to raise some much-needed funds for Waterford City River Rescue CRBI .” Andrew Hepburn, DG Foods Ltd ConsultantRegister now for the 10th annual Waterford Viking Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 26th June 2022. For registration details and route information visit the Waterford Viking Marathon website. www.waterfordvikingmarathon.comWaterford, best place to live, great place to run! ... See MoreSee Less
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