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So far Foyle Search has created 40 blog entries.
5 04, 2018

New Public Access Defibrillator for the City

April 5th, 2018|

Foyle Search and Rescue are delighted to announce that there is a new public defibrillator fitted in the City. The de-fib has been fitted on the wall of the apartments at the walk way between Waterside House and Train station.

Stephen Twells, Chairman of Foyle Search and Rescue said, “A donation was made to […]

8 03, 2018

International Womens Day – Fiona McCallion

March 8th, 2018|

I joined FSR a year ago. I always wanted to give something back to our community and I have always admired the great work and dedication of Foyle search and rescue. So I knew it was something I wanted to be part of and to bring what ever help I can give to help others […]

8 03, 2018

International Womens Day – Carole McAleer

March 8th, 2018|

I joined FSR as myself and my family did a few charity events in memory of my brother for Foyle search and rescue. To see the hard work that Foyle search and rescue do I New it was something I wanted to be part of and to use some of my life experience to […]

8 03, 2018

International Womens Day – Laura Moore

March 8th, 2018|

When did you join FSR
October 2016

Fundraising Volunteer

Why did you join FSR?
I first started volunteering as a fundraiser at school and I enjoyed the feeling of giving something back. I was encouraged to join FSR by my husband, who is an operations volunteer. I could see first hand the work FSR volunteers do and how vital […]

8 03, 2018

International Womens Day – Margaret Colhoun

March 8th, 2018|

Why did I join FSR?

Four years ago, I knew a young fella in his twenties that lost his life in the River Foyle, it was a long search to recover his body. FSR never gave up on finding him and I admired the dedication of the members of FSR as they searched each […]

4 01, 2018

Summary of Foyle Search and Rescue Incidents – 2017

January 4th, 2018|

Foyle Search and Rescue was set up in 1993 in response to the number of lives lost to the River Foyle.

During 2017 our volunteers gave 17,000+ hours of unpaid service to our community.

During this period, Foyle Search and Rescue were involved in a total of 338 incidents, which is up 45 % on the previous […]

29 11, 2017

Memory Tree of Lights for Those Bereaved by Suicide

November 29th, 2017|

The Northwest and Roe Valley Bereaved by Suicide Support Groups are holding their annual ‘Memory Tree of Lights’ ceremonies on Sunday 3 December 2017 at 5.30pm in Foyle Search and Rescue Headquarters, Londonderry and Sunday 17 December 2017 at 5.30pm in the Body, Mind and Soul Centre, 101 Irish Green Street, Limavady.

7 11, 2017

FSR Awarded Inshore & Inland Rescue Boat Grant

November 7th, 2017|

Foyle Search & Rescue are pleased to have been recognised by the Department for Transport in the latest round of the Inshore & Inland Rescue Boat Grant Funding Scheme. The grant supports Search & Rescue organisations in and around inland and inshore waterways.

The Maritime Minister, Mr John Hayes, made the announcement this morning that water […]

4 09, 2017

Donation to Flood Relief Fund

September 4th, 2017|

Foyle Search & Rescue recognise the contributions made by the Public year in year out that enable our Charity to carry out our Lifesaving work. Our Swiftwater Technicians and Responders were heavily involved in the immediate Flood Response evacuating and assisting many of the families who were so severely affected.

While out conducting rescue operations […]

10 05, 2017


May 10th, 2017|

Foyle Search and Rescue Service’s Annual Bucket Appeal will take place from Monday 22nd May to Sunday 4th June 2017, throughout different areas within the City. During the appeal, Foyle Search and Rescue Volunteers will be knocking on doors between 6.00pm and 9.00pm each night.

All authorised collectors will carry Foyle Search and Rescue […]