Emergency Radio (IECRO)

IECRO Ireland is an an emergency communications organisation with a separate membership to that of the National Radio Society of Ireland.

They are part of a larger global network called the International Communication Registry of Operators. IECRO Ireland can provide training to all individuals interested in getting involved in the areas of public service and advanced disaster management.

By joining IECRO Ireland you would become part of a global team of communications specialists with an interest in emergency resilience. In order to become a Member of IECRO, an official application form must be completed and submitted online via their website.

Application Form: https://www.iecro.com/apply/

To be eligible for membership, an applicant must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be of good character
  • Be either currently employed by, retired from, or a volunteer/member of one of the community/emergency “sectors” listed below
  • Possess an interest in training to sit a regulatory examination, in order to become a licensed ham radio operator
  • Agree with the aims/goals of the IECRO

Community/Emergency Related Sectors:

  • Aeronautical (pilot, air traffic controller)
  • Broadcasting and Media (Film Production, Music, Radio and Television)
  • Civic Planning, Regional Authorities and Government
  • Coast Guard
  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement (eg. judge, solicitor, clerk of the court, police officer, private investigator, bail enforcement officer)
  • Defence Forces (Air Corp, Army, Military, Navy)
  • Fire Service
  • Healthcare, medical or community/voluntary pre-hospital certified responder (eg. Ambulance personnel, paramedic, nurse, doctor, dentist, pharmacist, radiographer, CFR, EFR, EMT)
  • Sailing and Sub-Aqua
  • Satellite Development/Management/Navigation, Space and Atmospheric Research
  • Search and Rescue (Cave/Underground, Dog and Mountain Rescue)
  • Technology (Development, System Administration and Network Security)
  • Telecommunications and Infrastructure/Utilities (eg. telephone, internet service provision, electricity generation, water purification)
  • Voluntary community organisations, such as clubs for camping, hiking, survival or local community interest groups.