New Search and Rescue Base for Waterford City
Waterford Marine Search and Rescue is proud to announce the purchase of a 3 story, 6000 square feet unit located at the Park Road Business Park, adjacent to the River Suir in Waterford City which will become their New Search and Rescue Base.
Waterford Marine Search and Rescue have been looking for a suitable unit for the last 5 years to locate a search and rescue base. Their mission, vision and commitment to the people of Waterford has come to fruition, and includes the following,
Search and rescue operations room
Equipment storage area
Showers and toilets
Family liaison room
Garage area for boats and vehicles
The new base also comprises of a large parking area to the rear of the unit which will be able to accommodate all of our search and rescue vehicles and plenty of parking for volunteers and visitors.
With thanks in no small way to the support of the people of Waterford and surrounding areas, Waterford Marine Search and Rescue are delighted to have been able to fulfil their commitment and deliver on all of the above and more.
The riverside property, which is the first of its kind in the city, will serve as a permanent base of operations for their ongoing voluntary work in Waterford and surrounding counties.
Darryl Barry, Chairman of Waterford Marine Search and Rescue said “We would like to thank the public and businesses of Waterford City, County and South Kilkenny, for the continued support they have shown to Waterford Marine Search and Rescue”. “We expect our base to be open and ready to assist the community in the next few months but a final push for donations is needed”, he continued. “We need around €25,000 to upgrade the facilities and if any local businesses would like to contribute to the search and rescue base, or feel they can provide services to upgrade the new base please get in contact”.
You can contact the Waterford Marine Search and Rescue through their website waterfordmarinesearchandrescue.ie or their Facebook facebook.com/waterfordmarinesearchandescue.
You can also text WMSAR to 50300 to make a donation of €4.