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Top Lifesaver Gets Unique Chain of Office
#watersafety – A unique Chain of Office was presented to the Chairman of Irish Water Safety (IWS), Breda Collins by the Kilkenny Water Safety Area Committee (WSAC) recently. It was designed and made by Liam Costigan of Kilkenny. It is…
VHF Smartphone Case Could Be A Real Lifesaver
#WaterSafety - A new case that turns a smartphone into a VHF radio could revolutionise safety on the water, as the Irish Examiner reports. The VHF Casemate is the brainchild of Dublin-based product designer Seán Toomey, who developed the idea…
Bundoran Lifeboat Crew Welcome Students Behind New Water Safety Initiative
#WaterSafety - The crew of Bundoran RNLI's lifeboat, together with local fishermen and members of Irish Water Safety, recently welcomed a group of students from Lucan, Co Dublin who created a new school’s guide to water safety in Ireland’s rivers,…
Donegal Firm Innovates In Water Safety With GPS Lifejackets
#Lifejackets - The Sunday Independent writes on Donegal firm Mullion Survival Technology's new innovative lifejackets that come with the latest tech to ensure help comes quickly. The compact design sits like a collar around the user, with plenty of room…
RNLI Surfers Survival Clinics Return To The Causeway Coast
#WaterSafety - The RNLI will host four free Surfers Survival Clinics next weekend, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 March, on the East Strand in Portrush. The clinics, which are run by the charity’s lifeguards, are open to surfing enthusiasts of…
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Recruiting Lifeguards For Summer 2014
#Lifeguards - Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is currently recruiting lifeguards for the summer season 2014. Appointments will be made from a panel of successful candidates, each of whom must be at least 17 years of age on 13 May 2014…
Risky Seaside Frolics Underline Dangers Of Stormy Weather
#WaterSafety - Photographer Aidan Tarbett sent us this and other shots of a man with two young children playing in the sea spray and high winds at Bullock Harbour in Dalkey, South Dublin on Monday 3 February. In defiance of…
Water Safety Warnings Repeated After Man Caught By Wave In Howth
#WaterSafety - The public has been reminded yet again to stay away from the water's edge as the country continues to be battered by huge waves and storm-force winds after a man was injured on Howth's East Pier this afternoon…
Bundoran RNLI Urges Safety Over The Christmas Break
#Safety - Bundoran RNLI is among those urging water users to exercise common sense and safety over the current holiday period as persistent stormy weather makes sea conditions treacherous around the Irish coast. With water hobby gifts like surfboards, bodyboards…
Irish Water Safety Issues Christmas Survival Guide
#irishwatersafety – The Christmas season is a time when thousands of people around the country must take extra care when taking part in sponsored swims in support of the many charitable causes. Thousands more are at risk when taking walks…
Radio Beacon Maker Learned Of Faults After Device Failure In Fishing Tragedy
#Safety - The factor of a malfunctioning radio beacon in the deaths of three fishermen in Tramore Bay this summer prompted the recent Marine Notice urging tests of such devices. According to RTÉ News, the Australian manufacturer of the EPIRB…
Flares No Longer Needed To Signal Distress Says RYA
#Flares - Distress flares have outlived their usefulness in an age of modern water safety technology, says the Royal Yachting Association - which is urging British authorities to drop the requirement for flares on yachts larger than 13.7 metres. On…
Innovative Lifesaving Devices Vie For Design Award
#WaterSafety - A lifejacket that turns into a wetsuit and a special harness that keeps lifejacket wearers upright in the water are in contention for a top innovation prize, as Yachting Monthly reports. The Hydros personal flotation device (PFD), by…
Annual UK Drowning Figures Revealed Ahead of RoSPA Water Safety Seminar
#watersafety – The number of people accidentally drowning in the UK has dropped by nearly nine per cent in a year to 371 deaths in 2012, latest figures reveal. More than half of deaths from accidents or natural causes continued…
Junior Lifesaving Event Produces Two Irish Champions
Ireland took two "European Junior Champion" titles in the European Junior Lifesaving Championships, which took place in Riccione, Italy from 6th-8th September. The Championships simulate real life rescue situations that Lifeguards can expect to encounter as Lifesavers and pits the…
Video: RNLI Gives Top Help Tips For Kayakers
#WaterSafety - The RNLI has posted the above video outlining what kayakers can do to call for help if they get into difficulty on the water. Taking a whistle along for the trip is one sensible idea, as is ensuring…

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