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The Community Rescue Service are a Charitable Search & Rescue Organisation operated by volunteers from communities across Northern Ireland.

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MOTOREST NI is back by popular demand following on from the success of our 2 previous motor shows, we are returning for 2023 Bigger & Better than ever.

What’s On?
Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Tractors.. all on show, Trade Stands, Coffee Vendors, Caterers, Emergency Services Demos, Birds of Prey Displays, Lawnmower Racing, Specialist Vehicles and Supercars also on display

What vehicles can display?
Cars, Tractors, Trucks, Motorbikes, Boats.. fI it’s got an engine, park it up!!

Vehicle & Driver – £10   Passengers – £5
Public admission- £5

This is a day out for any motor enthusiast whether you are a biker, trucker or kit-car collector.


You can find out full details of the event our MOTORFEST NI Facebook and Instagram pages and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Ballee Playing Fields on Sunday for the best MOTORFEST NI yet.



The Community Rescue Service (CRS) are now accepting expressions of interest in joining the only accredited Lowland Rescue search and rescue organisation in N. Ireland.

We are looking for applicants for 𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 and 𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 roles.

So what are the two roles?


Our operational members begin their journey by becoming a nationally qualified Search and Rescue Technician (SARTech) and we are the only organisation to offer this qualification in N. Ireland. The primary role of a SARTech is to carry out searches for high-risk missing persons on behalf of the police across the entire region. From this essential foundation, our SARTech’s can branch into other disciplines including Water Rescue Technicians, Specialist Vehicle Operators, Response Boat Coxswains & Crew, Sonar Operators and more.


Our support team members are every part as essential as our operational volunteers and one couldn’t operate without the other. Being part of the support team allows you to take part in event organisation, fundraising, street collections and much more. You also have the opportunity to look after the welfare of our operational teams during taskings.

If you think either of these roles would be suitable to you and you have the availability to give your time to helping save others lives then we want to hear from you!

Click the button below, fill out your details and select either Operation Enquiry or Support Enquiry for your preferred role.

Our Story

The Community Rescue Service (CRS) is a charitable search and rescue organisation operated by volunteers from communities across Northern Ireland.

We are the only accredited Lowland Rescue search and rescue organisation in N Ireland and hold full membership of the Association of Lowland Search and Rescue (ALSAR).

We provide all aspects of search and rescue falling under the remit of Lowland Rescue including ground, inland water, bike, boat and more.


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To deliver a 'best in class' service and work in partnership with others to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.

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If you think you can devote some of your spare time and energy into helping your community then please email us at , at which point a team member will contact you to discuss how you can help us. Please include your contact details and an indication of the unit you would like to join.

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