Interested in Joining the Team?
New members are welcome at all times. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and an application form.
Most prospective members have hill walking, mountaineering or first aid experience, but this does not exclude anyone from joining, as commitment is considered to be the greatest strength.
Induction courses are held at various times throughout the year when sufficient numbers of personnel have submitted their application. To apply, email the Secretary using the link above, expressing your interest to join, include your contact telephone number, address and email address. Applications from women and personnel living in the counties of Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry/Londonderry are particularly welcome.
Prospective members will complete an intense induction program to learn the core skills of mountain rescue. On completion, they will move to probationary status, and gain experience by participating in operations, training and fund raising activities. The committee will consider full membership when a probationary member satisfactorily demonstrates their commitment and skills. The entire process to become a full member can take up to two years.
You need to be at least 18 years old and have a good level of fitness. You need internet access to view our forum which is our main means of communication, a mobile phone to be called out on operations, and a form of independent transport to travel to training and operational events.
Do not underestimate the level of commitment to be a Team Member. Training occurs three times each month. Expect to be called out on operations at any time of the day or night. You need to operate effectively in extreme weather conditions, and do not expect to be thanked. Operations are neither conducive to family life nor a busy social life. However, you will form strong friendships, be a valued member of the community, and get a great sense of achievement.