Portglenone Community Rescue Service have has a busy summer. The volunteers have been busy with training exercises, fundraising and helping at events. The Portglenone Community Rescue Service also provide a vital search and rescue servie throughout Northern Ireland.

Community Rescue Service - Portglenone

Here are some of the events and things which have recenetly been shared on the Community Rescue Service – Portglenone Facebook Page.

Community Rescue Service – Portglenone

14054472_1118189538259951_3548436978551588589_oCRS volunteers provided assistance for the event medical teams at Tennants Vital. Volunteers helping to ensure the well-being of concert goers were able to see at first hand the immense machine that goes together to provide fantastic events for the people of our province.

They also responded to two incidents in Strabane:
CRS teams responded in the early hours to reports of a person having been in the river in Strabane. Members of the public had earlier reported that they had assisted a person from the water who had then ran off. Extensive searches were carried out by CRS, NIFRS and Foyle SAR but with nothing untoward being found teams prepared to stand down.

As CRS volunteers were preparing to stand down a young person was observed who appeared to be acting in an odd manner in the vicinity of the new footbridge. Following an approach by CRS volunteers trained and experienced in suicide intervention it was ascertained that the the young person was experiencing mental health issues, had self harmed and was contemplating entering the river. The young person was handed over to statutory agencies for transportation to hospital.

And they also have had some excellent recent fundraising events:

You lovely folk of Broughshane did not disappoint today – you contributed an amazing total of £1,327.27 which goes straight to the work that The Community Rescue Service carry out! A massive thank you!

Community Rescue Service Portglenone would link to pass on our sincere thanks to Creagh Concrete Products Ltd for their donation of £50.00. This money now goes directly to the work that we carry out in our communities.

The Portglenone Community Rescue Service always sign off their Facebook posts with the same phrase

 The Community Rescue Service – helping keep our communities safe!

Ballymena would like to thank and acknowledge the hard work carried out by all the volunteers involved. Please click here to find out more about the Community Rescue Service in Portglenone.