Limerick City and County Lifebuoys

The PPN have already been successful in securing much needed assistance for Limerick City and County.

“Limerick City and County Council maintains approx 50 Lifebuoys in the City and 100 Lifebuoys in the County. These lifebuoys are located in areas along water courses and lakes dotted all over the county and are vital pieces of life saving equipment for people living and visiting these areas. We endeavour to inspect them as often as possible to minimise the affects of vandalism so they are available if and when required. We are seeking assistance from community organisations and PPN members living locally to help in checking lifebuoys in their areas. The aim of this is to ensure that life saving equipment in your area is checked on a regular basis and hopefully community engagement will result in lower levels of vandalism. It will also alert the Council where vandalism has taken place and replacements can be arranged quickly. We will provide full training to any interested groups / individuals.
We have already built up relationships with individuals and groups in various locations who have been carrying out inspections and have identified instances of vandalism and we are keen to expand this to other areas that could benefit from additional inspections.

If you as an individual or your organisation are interested please pass on a name, area, email address and telephone number to coordinator@limerickppn.ie who will pass the details onto the Water Safety Officers for the Council who will be in touch directly.

All the best and regards,
Brian Kennedy, Water Safety Officer-County area-brian.kennedy@limerick.ie
Valerie Stundon, Water Safety Officer-City area-valerie.stundon@limerick.ie”