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The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team is a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year voluntary emergency rescue service providing a search and rescue response in extreme terrain and weather conditions in the Mourne Mountains, Slieve Croob, Slieve Gullion, the Cooley Mountains and anywhere else in Ireland if and when we are tasked.
If you’re a keen mountaineer, at home in the Mournes, have a good knowledge of navigation, rope work, first aid, teamwork, and a willingness to develop same while learning new skills through your involvement in a challenging yet rewarding voluntary emergency service, we’d be keen to hear from you. Recruitment to The Team is open to people over 18 years of age.
Availability and proximity to the Mournes is a critical factor in playing a key role in a local emergency service.
Applications for membership of The Mourne Mountain Reascue Team are currently closed.
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Joining and working with The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team will be rewarding, fun and will enable you to help provide a real service to those in need or difficulty in the Mourne Mountains and surrounding areas.
1. Apply Online
If you fulfil the above, simply complete our application form
2. Selection Day
Suitable applicants will be invited to a selection day
3. Vetting Process
Successful applicants will be PSNI checked / vetted
4. Induction Training
Successful applicants will be invited to undertake induction training
5. Initial Training
Induction training will involve 3 evenings per month over a 3 month period
6. Team Training
Successful candidates will be invited to undertake full team training
7. Ongoing Training
Full team training will involve 1 day and 1 evening per month for 3 months
8. Callout List
Successful candidates will be added provisionally to the call out list
9. Final Training
Full team training will continue as above for a further 6 months
Successful candidates will be invited to undertake a new member assessment
And then the hard work begins!
Candidates can avail of a mentoring system as well as the support of the wider team. Candidates are required to attend 100% of induction training and 75% of full team training. Other optional training opportunities may become available in addition to core training listed above.