Killaloe Coast Guard Unit is the first Inland Coast Guard Unit and is just one of 44 Coast Guard Units in the Republic of Ireland crewed by a total of 940 volunteers. All Units are operated totally by local crews who give freely of their valuable time and effort to the Coast Guard, local community and ‘those in peril on inland waterways or on the sea’, cliffs and coasts of Ireland. Training is provided for the volunteers, and these are available on-call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Killaloe Coast Guard Unit has 23 volunteers who are fully qualified in Water Search & Rescue, Land Search & Rescue, Drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Search & Rescue, Mountain Search & Rescue and First Aid Response. They are also available to assist during emergencies such as storms or flooding.