Mountain Rescue Ireland
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Voluntary mountain rescue teams in Ireland are independent charities whose membership consists of highly trained volunteers who are called out by the an Garda Síochána (Police) in the Republic of Ireland or the Coastguard in Northern Ireland.
Teams exist in all the major mountain areas in Ireland. These teams are independent democratic bodies. A federation of the teams form the overall body, Mountain Rescue Ireland which supports and represents them.
Each team has its own area of responsibility but can deploy outside these areas in support of other teams.
SARDA Ireland is a voluntary emergency search and rescue organisation concerned with the training, assessment and deployment of Air Scenting Search and Rescue Dogs, to search for missing persons in the mountains, woodlands rural and urban areas including rivers, lakes and seashores, as well as avalanches and demolished buildings.
The Mountain Rescue Teams (MRT) are located in the following areas:
South East of Ireland
Galtee Mountains, the Blackstairs, the Comeraghs, the Knockmealdowns and the Slieve Blooms.
Southern Coastal Cliffs, the Comeraghs, and the Knockmealdowns
Mountainous areas of Counties Cork and Kerry, primarily the peninsulas of Beara, Iveragh and Dingle.
Mountainous areas of counties Galway and Clare.
- Sligo/Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team
Mountains of Slieve League, Bluestack Mountains, Errigal, Muckish, Derryveagh Mountains and the Inishowen Peninsula.
North West of Northern Ireland
- Mourne Mountain Rescue Team (MMRT) - awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in June 2008.
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