Operational Brigade

Water Rescue

Water Rescue Policy in Cork City Fire Brigade

Each year the Brigade attends a number of river incidents. The Brigade has developed an extensive body of knowledge through years of experience in dealing with river rescues. Its proximity to the River Lee ensures that rescurers can be at the scene within minutes. However, river rescue is an extremely hazardous activity and at present Cork City Fire Brigade is upgrading its water rescue protocols. It is intended to train personnel up to swift water rescue technician level.

Water Rescue 1

Water Rescue 2

This photograph shows the flexibility of the Bronto hydraulic platform in use at a river incident.

Water Rescue 3