Banna Rescue

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Banna Rescue was the first inshore rescue service on the western seaboard and currently is a declared resource and responds to 999 / 112 emergencies on both land and sea. Its volunteers have been patrolling Banna Strand for over 34 years (founded 1983). The coverage area for our boat is from Brandon Head to Kerry Head including the Tralee Bay. The unit is operated by local volunteers who have undergone training under the auspices of the Irish Coastguard and Irish Water Safety. There are approximately 20 members in the unit comprising of both crew and a management committee. Banna Strand has always been one of the busiest beaches in the country, however there has been a noticeable surge in visitor numbers due to the association with the “Wild Atlantic Way” and being voted the best beach in Ireland (Social Media : TripAdivisor 2017). Banna Rescue has worked in close co-operation with other emergency response services, including The Irish Naval Service, Irish Coastguard, RNLI, CRBI, An Garda Síochána, National Ambulance Service, and Kerry Fire and Rescue Service

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