Following a planning process that began in late 2011, the CRS tonight began safety patrols in the area around the River Lagan in Belfast City Centre. This is the first step in an ongoing process to provide assistance to those in difficulty in that area. The CRS Belfast Unit is currently leading the way in providing this service in support of the police and other emergency services with the support of CRS members from around the province. For more information regarding volunteering for the CRS please visit our 'join us' page.
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Another successful SARTech training and assessment weekend completed.

Ballycastle CRS hosted another highly successful SARTech training and assessment course. The weekend included classroom based theory and practical sessions before being concluded with the prospective SARTech's being put through their paces by putting into practice their cumulative learning by completing three very different but relevant search scenarios. The training team have asked that congratulations and thanks be passed to the attendees and a huge thank you to the members of Ballycastle CRS for their help, hospitality and craic. The CRS yet again increases their ability to respond to calls for assistance within our community with the help of yet more qualified, effective volunteers. As the CRS are the only land based SAR team in Northern Ireland affiliated to ALSAR it is important to ensure all of our members are trained to National Standards. All of our courses are now being mapped to relevant National Occupational Standards at Skills for Justice, the only team in the British Isles to do so. Once again the CRS set the standard for others to follow, truly 100% Professional! 100% Volunteer!

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