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See post below. Very good description by Coniston Mountain Rescue of how a typical callout scenario would develop in the current Covid context. Well worth a read and thanks to Coniston for highlighting the difficulties all mountain rescue teams are potentially facing at this time: 
https://www.facebook.com/ConistonMountainRescueTeam/posts/3781575878550340?__tn__=K-R

See post below. Very good description by Coniston Mountain Rescue of how a typical callout scenario would develop in the current Covid context. Well worth a read and thanks to Coniston for highlighting the difficulties all mountain rescue teams are potentially facing at this time:
www.facebook.com/ConistonMountainRescueTeam/posts/3781575878550340?__tn__=K-R
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Wow. Spells it out pretty clearly. I know that this is likely the worst case scenario he is describing, but still it is serious food for thought.

Well worth a read and a think 💭

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All the emergency services, except for the Gardai! 🤬

Yes folks, it could be you or one of yours in need of help. These good pdople give their free time up to help others. Do the right thing.

It looks like another case of i am alright Jack i am 😡😡just abandon the car and head away

Great work well done

Thank God helicopters don't have to rely on the common sense of drivers to park cars properly

Matthew Bolger

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Due to the Covid 19 crisis MMRT have not been able to hold any of our regular training sessions. The team have reverted to online meetings.
But our medical, equipment and safety officers along with team members who work in the frontline services have been working away in the background on our Covid 19 protocols to ensure that as a team we are ready to respond to an emergency callout.

As everyone is well aware, the Covid 19 Coronavirus poses significant challenges in responding as a volunteer emergency service in a mountain environment. If you are the first response providing first aid or on the stretcher party there is no physical distancing.

Last Sunday, our team had a training session on Croagh Patrick in the Covid 19 PPE protocols. The team went through allocation of equipment and PPE before practicing a stretcher carry with the PPE on. As you can see by the photographs, if the team is called out there is significant preparation during a callout. Firstly, putting on and taking off the PPE takes added time. All our equipment, both team gear and personal gear is thoroughly cleaned and washed after each callout.

The team would like to thank everyone for their continued support of MMRT and co-operation with the government guidelines.

Due to the Covid 19 crisis MMRT have not been able to hold any of our regular training sessions. The team have reverted to online meetings.
But our medical, equipment and safety officers along with team members who work in the frontline services have been working away in the background on our Covid 19 protocols to ensure that as a team we are ready to respond to an emergency callout.

As everyone is well aware, the Covid 19 Coronavirus poses significant challenges in responding as a volunteer emergency service in a mountain environment. If you are the first response providing first aid or on the stretcher party there is no physical distancing.

Last Sunday, our team had a training session on Croagh Patrick in the Covid 19 PPE protocols. The team went through allocation of equipment and PPE before practicing a stretcher carry with the PPE on. As you can see by the photographs, if the team is called out there is significant preparation during a callout. Firstly, putting on and taking off the PPE takes added time. All our equipment, both team gear and personal gear is thoroughly cleaned and washed after each callout.

The team would like to thank everyone for their continued support of MMRT and co-operation with the government guidelines.
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Fair play. Must be restrictive wearing the extra ppe. Hears hoping to not wearing it that much.

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A statement re: returning to the Outdoors from Mountain Rescue Ireland Mountain Rescue Ireland (The all island representative body for MR).

Please note the jurisdictional differences between the ROI & NI - with specific relevance to the Mournes, this should be read in the context of the NI Restrictions and Recovery phases.

A statement re: returning to the Outdoors from Mountain Rescue Ireland Mountain Rescue Ireland (The all island representative body for MR).

Please note the jurisdictional differences between the ROI & NI - with specific relevance to the Mournes, this should be read in the context of the NI Restrictions and Recovery phases.
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Callout 25 - Enniskerry - 15th May 2020

At 14:49hrs on Friday, May 15th, Both the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist in a search near Enniskerry.

Mountain Rescue personnel responded to the scene to join Gardaí and the Garda Air Support Unit in the search operation. At approximately 16:15hrs the subject of the search, a high-risk missing person, was found safe and well by an MR search dog.

Mountain Rescue would like to thank all agencies involved including: The South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) and Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland) (SARDA)
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I personally want thank the two rescue teams the Glen team and Dublin mountain Rescue, never thought I'd be saying this but a Big Thank you guys your the Best

Great news! Keep up the wonderful work and stay safe xx

Outstanding job. Well done all. Stay safe.

Middle of May and „only“ the 25th callout, I‘m glad for that. Keep up the good work, and thank you ❤

Well done great work

thank you all for your service

Well done teams

Well done to all!

Well done.

Well done Everyone

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This evening SLMRT received a very generous donation of Facesheilds from Cllr Thomas Healy who received them from Frontline Face shields which is organised by Michael Mc Menamin. Frontline Facesheilds are based in Ballybofey in Co. Donegal. We would like to sincerely thank both Cllr Thomas Healy and all those behind the scenes of Frontline Facesheilds. Sligo Leitrim Mountain rescue are a voluntary frontline service and receiving donations of invaluable PPE is very much appreciated. 
https://www.gofundme.com/f/frontline-faceshields?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

This evening SLMRT received a very generous donation of Facesheilds from Cllr Thomas Healy who received them from Frontline Face shields which is organised by Michael Mc Menamin. Frontline Facesheilds are based in Ballybofey in Co. Donegal. We would like to sincerely thank both Cllr Thomas Healy and all those behind the scenes of Frontline Facesheilds. Sligo Leitrim Mountain rescue are a voluntary frontline service and receiving donations of invaluable PPE is very much appreciated.
www.gofundme.com/f/frontline-faceshields?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaig...
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Great job Cllr Thomas Healy

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5 days ago

North West MRT
Showing our support for team members on the front line;

Helen Peoples who joined the team in 2015 is a third year nursing student of Ulster University currently out on placement in the North West region. 

Keep up the fantastic work Helen and all of your colleagues 

Stay safe

Showing our support for team members on the front line;

Helen Peoples who joined the team in 2015 is a third year nursing student of Ulster University currently out on placement in the North West region.

Keep up the fantastic work Helen and all of your colleagues

Stay safe
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Well done Helen. Keep safe.

Helen Mary 🙌

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This is a very simple but effective message from our colleagues in the Lake District and applies to all Mountain Rescue teams at the moment

This is a very simple but effective message from our colleagues in the Lake District and applies to all Mountain Rescue teams at the moment ... See MoreSee Less

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