About Us

The Executive (Click on name for Profile)
Title Name Service
  Padraig O’ Longaigh
  Meath County Fire & Rescue Service
 Vice Chair   Anthony Byrne   National Ambulance Service
  Declan Cassidy
Meath County Fire & Rescue Service
Treasurer  Mark Brennan  Motorsport Rescue Services
Director of Operations Mick Gahan Wicklow County Fire & Rescue Service


Rescue Organisation Ireland (ROI) is a voluntary organisation and a registered charity. CHY 19166

It was founded by members of the Irish Fire & Emergency Services as a means of improving, updating & standardising the training of Emergency Service personnel (in particular Fire Service) who regularly respond and deal with Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs) on Irelands roads.

It was a response to the consistently high level of incidents on our roads and how we as professionals in the Emergency Services can strive to improve & train to be better at what we do.  It is only by the drive and commitment of its members that we have developed to the point that today ROI is the leading authority on Crash Rescue techniques & RTC training in Ireland and a Level 1 member of the World Rescue Organisation (WRO – www.wrescue.org).

The Committee of ROI comprises members from across the island and covers various roles and organisations within the Irish Emergency Services. Together we are working hard to bring the focus of casualty centred training & rescue to operational emergency responding personnel throughout Ireland. Every year ROI holds a National Challenge event which is focused on RTC Extrication and Trauma scenarios. Regular Skills Development Days are also held.
These events are hosted in different locations around Ireland, in conjunction with the particular Fire Authority as a means of promoting casualty centred training and the 'Challenge concept' in all corners of Ireland.

Watch out for further details of this and other events - see also our facebook site at EagraíochtTarrthálaÉireann.

Best regards,
Rescue Organisation Ireland Committee

Who We Are
Logistics Co-ordinator Paul Foley
   Meath County Fire & Rescue  Service[ret]
Medical/Trauma Lead Michael Tobin  [ret] National Ambulance Service
RTC Lead Ray Martin  Dublin Fire Brigade
Casualty Lead  Darren Somers   ROI Moulage :Maria Kennedy
RTC – Command & Technical Medical – Trauma & RTC
Mick Gahan, Ray Martin
Declan Cassidy, Peter Sherlock
Mick Tobin, Aide Fox Anthony Byrne, Mark Brennan
Ray Martin, Rory Dollard,Peter Sherlock,Sean Dillon
  Anthony Byrne, Sharon Kelly
Other Members

Peter Cox - ROI Moulage  Sam Byrne - ROI Moulage 

General Committee
Rory Dollard ,   Peter Sherlock,  Noel O'Reilly
Derek Bergin , Sharon Kelly
Newly elected 2019 AGM [25th Jan 2020]
Tony Mc Lean - DFB
John Lally - OMAC - Carlow
Denis Daly - NAS
Sean Dillion - NAS
Darren Somers - ex - Carlow FRS

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