The Lough Derg Lifeboat Station, based in Dromineer, Co. Tipperary, organised a visit by the Irish Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter on Saturday June 27th 2009. Visitors were shown around the outside and inside of the helicopter by some of the crew who explained the various equipment they use in rescues. They carry a wealth of the latest safety equipment and high tech instruments designed to aid in the search and rescue operations that are carried out. For instance Thermal Imaging Cameras allow for the easier locating of people in the water.
In the following video Charles Stanley-Smith, Operations Manager of Lough Derg Lifeboat Station tells us a little about the visit.
Anybody involved in rescue operations may also be interested in a previous post on this blog about ‘Decisions for Heroes‘ rescue team management software.