Event: Emergency Services Open Day at Kilbarrack fire station. Coast Guard unit attended along with other emergency services. A demonstration of cliff rescue equipment was provided by the unit.
Exercise: Joint training exercise at Lion’s Head with Dublin Fire Brigade units from Kilbarrack and Phibsboro. Exercise involved a patient trapped under a rock, DFB released the casualty using rescue air bags and their paramedics led the medical care, Coast Guard recovered the casualty from the beach up a steep path to a waiting ambulance.
14- July to 16- July
Event: Rose Festival at St Anne’s Park, Raheny. CG units from Clogherhead, Greystones, Howth, Killaloe and HQ manned a stand area displaying Coast Guard equipment and promoting water safety awareness at the weekend event. Estimated attendance was 30,000.
Situation: Concern for Kayakers at Sutton.
Assets Tasked: CG IRT (Howth)
Outcome: Unit responded to Sutton.