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8 03, 2017

International Womens Day

March 8th, 2017|

In celebration of International women’s day we would like to thank all our female volunteers & staff, for your dedication to the charity. You are such an inspiration and very valued.

FSR have 14 female shore volunteers
3 fundraising volunteers
2 female members of staff

We look forward to welcoming more female volunteers to the […]

6 02, 2017

Updated Safety Notice 06/02/2017

February 6th, 2017|

FSR are aware of the tremendous help & support that is being shown in the numbers of persons responding to the Family’s request for assistance in the ongoing searches.
Your own personal safety is of the highest importance.

Please adhere to the following updated safety Guidelines when searching:

1. Always stay in a group.
2. Carry a […]

3 02, 2017

Incident Update 03/02/2016

February 3rd, 2017|

Foyle Search and Rescue were tasked by police at 1145 to reports of a male in the river.

We worked along with NIFRS, PSNI and NIAS in a controlled search of the area where the male was last seen.

A Coastguard helicopter from Prestwick in Scotland was also called to assist with the search.

FSR […]

24 01, 2017

FSR Awarded Grant funding from DfT

January 24th, 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 rescue […]

5 01, 2017

Summary of Foyle Search and Rescue Incidents – 2016

January 5th, 2017|

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

During 2016 its volunteers gave 14,000+ of hours of unpaid service to the local community.

During this period Foyle Search and Rescue were involved in a total of 232 incidents which is up 50.64 % than […]

10 11, 2016

Job Opportunity with Foyle Search and Rescue

November 10th, 2016|

The Management Committee invite applications for the post of Part Time Co-ordinator Assistant. This post is 20 hours per week across 5 days with occasional late nights. This is an annual contract dependent upon sufficient future funding being secured.

This is a pivotal role that requires the post holder to be proactive and multi-resourceful, and […]

8 09, 2016

LOCAL RECIPIENT OF THE QUEEN’S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE

September 8th, 2016|

The Garden of Reflection within the Walls of Derry/Londonderry was the venue today for the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) ceremony recognising the significant contribution of one of our local voluntary groups.

The QAVS was presented to Foyle Search and Rescue in recognition of their significant voluntary activities within the city.

Foyle Search and Rescue […]

19 07, 2016

Foyle Search & Rescue Appeal for Volunteers

July 19th, 2016|

Foyle Search is constantly growing so we need enthusiastic people to join our friendly team and would urge anyone with an interest to volunteer for our organisation to get in touch.

Volunteers with Foyle Search and Rescue come from all walks of life. They are people who have chosen to serve their communities and the public […]

17 06, 2016

Foyle Search and Rescue attend Garden Party at Hillsborough

June 17th, 2016|

On Tuesday 14th of June, volunteers Avril Throne and Paul Mullan from Foyle Search & Rescue had the distinct pleasure of travelling to Hillsborough to attend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland the Rt. Hon. Theresa Villiers, M.P. Garden Party, in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  This […]

7 06, 2016

Volunteer Profile for Volunteers Week

June 7th, 2016|

Gerry Burns

I first became aware of FSR in 1995 when I had come home from University in England on holidays, asking who were the ones wearing the orange coats standing on Craigavon Bridge,  I thought they they were mad standing out a night like that, the weather was terrible, little did I know. 

In 1997 I […]