About Us

The ROI Executive
Title Name Service
Chairperson Mick Gahan Wicklow County Fire & Rescue Service
Vice Chair Anthony Byrne National Ambulance Service
Secretary Mark Brennan Motorsport Rescue Services
Treasurer Declan Cassidy Meath County Fire & Rescue Services
Director of Operations Michael Tobin National Ambulance Service [Retired]


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

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