For over forty years volunteer mountain rescue teams have been on standby twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year ready to help those in trouble on the hills and mountains of the island of Ireland. This book describes how the teams and the search dog association have developed from very modest beginnings to become experienced and capable frontline 999/112 services.
Call out: A History of Mountain Rescue in Ireland
Many operational incidents are described and readers will understand what it means to be a member of a team. It also gives an account of the foundation, development and difficulties of the Irish Mountain Rescue Association which represents and supports the teams in their work. This book will be of interest to anyone who has served in mountain rescue as well as those serving in, or interested in emergency services.
The author has been a member of mountain rescue for nearly thirty years and has participated in many rescues and searches as well as serving as chairman of both the national association and his own team and also as the team leader, the operational leader, of his team.