NI Fire & Rescue / Coastguard Search & Rescue Services

Care provided after death

Rescue services are amongst the first responders in situations where life is in jeopardy

  • They respond to 999 calls concerning a wide range of emergencies including fires, road traffic collisions, specialist rescue incidents, flooding, collapsed buildings, chemical spillages, search and rescue incidents at sea
  • Provide witness statements for Coroner’s inquest

Works alongside:

  • Other emergency services: PSNI, NIAS
  • Coroners Service for Northern Ireland

The Standard of Bereavement Care is enhanced when:

Accurate information is obtained regarding nature and location of emergency, number of casualties, any risks/hazards

Standards and Guidelines

Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004

The Search and Rescue Framework for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland