Our Group was formed in 2010 to provide emergency radio communications for events that take place on and along the foothills of the Galtee mountains. To enhance our capabilities we purchased a defibrillator in 2018 with the help of funding under the Community Enhancement Programme. All our members are now fully trained as Cardiac First Responders under the guidance of St. John Ambulance instructors. Members are also trained in map reading skills, first aid, radio protocol and how to handle emergencies incidents in the great outdoors. On average we are called out seven times per year on PSD, Public Service Duty to provide two way radio support for various events in the community. Some of the major events include The Glen of Aherlow Winter Walking Festival, The Annual Slievenamuck Marathon from Mooreabbey Galbally into Bansha woods,The Galtee Crossing based in Anglesboro, Co. Limerick, The Summer Walking Festival at Lisvernane, The Family Fun Day and Vintage Rally in Tipperary and The Winter Solstice Climb from Glenbrohane to Sliabh Ri on the 21st Dec with the Irish Red Cross and a number of Charity events..  To cover our annual expenses we totally rely on donations from the public, please visit our Donate Page above.

At the Emmergency Services Display in Tipperary 2019
Volunteering and supporting your community can be very rewarding. To become a member you must be able to work as part of a Team, have your own transport and be willing to go on duty for early or late shifts during events. A waterproof uniform will be provided for winter time and a reflective high vis vest for summer time. Training starts every September and new members are required to attend basic training which consists of assembling radio communications equipment, radio protocol, carrying out essential safety checks, how to handle an emergency on the mountains, map reading skills and working with other services. First Aid and CPR training will take place when courses become available. Hillwalking experience would be beneficial but not essential. Members will be expected to attend a minimum of two duties per year.

Outdoor activities like hill walking and mountain running carry a certain amount of risk. Weather conditions can change rapidly which can lead to hypothermia or an accident. Take a few minutes to view some safety tips when planning your adventure,  Safety Advice click here

In the meantime stay safe and we always look forward to meeting you.
 Ag Obair sa pobaill.