Boyne Fishermen's Rescue Open Day
The Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service are opening up their boathouse to the public on Sunday 27th September.
The emphasis of the open day will be on providing a fun family day out while showing how they work, at various types of emergencies. The boathouse is located on the Marsh Road, Drogheda.
A volunteer crew will be on hand to show members of the public over the boathouse and demonstrate the various equipment used for River Rescues. As well as the fully equipped boathouse, visitors will also be able to take a boat trip on the River Boyne (Tide Permitting). And music on the day will be provided by a D.J.
Members of the B.F.R.R.S. will be provide talks on first aid and there will also be a water safety information stand for people to look over. At approximately 3.00 pm, there will be a rescue demonstration on the Boyne with members, showing the public how they perform in various rescue scenarios. This demo is subject to operational requirements.
Other entertainment will include face-painting, bouncy castles, light refreshments etc. There will also be an opportunity for children to dress up like the rescue crew and have their picture taken in one of the rescue boats.
The Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service are extremely grateful for the support of the local communities and communites both North and South for their contributions to the running of the service. We want to use this open day to thank them for all their support and hope the day gives a glimpse into the vital work our volunteers do, on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The boathouse will be open to the public on Sunday, 27th September, from 1.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. and everybody is welcome.