North West Mountain Rescue Team

North West Mountain Rescue Team

The NWMRT provides assistance to anyone in need in mountainous, remote or hostile environments.  We work closely with statutory organisations such as the PSNI, NI Fire and Rescue Service and NI Ambulance Service.  We also train and undertake operations with other volunteer rescue organisations.  We encourage outdoors activities and are committed to improving safety through information and advice.


In order to respond quickly, team members must have personal equipment packed at all times, a mobile phone to be called out on operations, and a form of independent transport to travel to operational incidents. In 2013 team members were involved in 44 operational incidents, totalling 247 hours in duration and involving 2,865 person hours.

The team is organised into 3 Sections with vehicles based in Enniskillen, Magherafelt and Ballymena, and known as West, Central and East Sections respectively. The nearest Section provides an immediate response until additional resources arrive from the other Sections. To call Mountain Rescue in an emergency, phone 999 or 112 and request through the police.

Opening hours

The Team provides a 24 hour call-out service at the request of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Team members are expected to respond in all weather conditions, 365 days of the year.

Contact Details

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