Portglenone Community Rescue Service have been busy at the start of 2016. We are only a few days into the year and the team have already offered invaluable support in missing persons cases. This is what they recent posted on their Facebook page.
2016 starts out busy for the volunteers of the CRS.
On Sunday (3/1) members of the CRS and Foyle Search and Rescue joined forces to take part in planned searches for a person missing from Derry since November. Teams were joined by a large number of volunteer members of the public. FSAR and CRS water teams were also deployed to search local water courses. Teams were stood down at 1630 with no conclusion to the search. On Sunday night, CRS teams from Coleraine, Ballymoney and Portglenone were deployed to search for a person missing from then Coleraine area. The missing person was eventually located safe and well some miles from the search area. In the early hours of Monday (4/1) teams from Coleraine were tasked in response to reports of a person needing assistance in the Portstewart area. Teams were stood down following searches with nothing found. The Community Rescue Service ~ helping keep our communities safe!
Here are few numbers which might be helpful if you have been effected by the bad weather conditions:
NI Direct Floodline:0300 2000100
DOE Roads Service: 02844 812632
Floodline (Rivers Agency): 02892 606100
NI Fire and Rescue Service: 02892 664221
NI Electricity: 0845 7643643
NI Housing Executive: 03448 920900
Out of Hours: 03448 920901
PSNI non-emergency 101
Thank you to the hard working volunteers who help to keep people safe. Especially at this time of the year when the evenings and mornings are dark and with our recent flooding it is important to support this vital service in our community. If you would be interested in volunteering with this amazing group of volunteers then send a message through the Portglenone Community Rescue Facebook Page or an email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to all the dedicated volunteers who help with theis service locally in Portglenone. Click here to visit the Portglenone Community Rescue Facebook Page.