Our collective responsibility is to be safe and responsible when outdoors. However, accidents can happen to anyone, no matter how smart or experienced. It’s important to know what to do when things go wrong.
For emergencies dial 999/112.
When heading out, have a full phone battery and be careful to manage your usage so it lasts your outing. However, phone signal might be poor so carry a safety whistle, your additional clothing layers for warmth, and a light source that’s not your phone. Six short flashes in short succession, repeated at 1 minute intervals is the international distress signal (you can also blow your whistle in a similar manner).
If you find someone in trouble, call for help and don’t put yourself at risk.
In our mountain and upland areas, trained mountain rescue teams have the skills necessary to carry out safe rescues.
Our mountain rescue teams are volunteer run rescue services, available 24 hours per day, every day.
Learn more about our rescue teams in: Donegal MRT; North West MRT; Mourne MRT; Sligo/Leitrim MRT; Mayo MRT; Dublin – Wicklow MRT; Glen of Imaal MRT; Galway MRT; Search & Rescue Dog Association; South Eastern MRA; Kerry MRT.