Sky Watch NI is an Emergency Response & Search and Rescue charity based in Northern Ireland since 2009.


We work alongside NIFRS, PSNI, statutory agencies and other voluntary organisations within Northern Ireland.


We assist in searches for vulnerable missing people and environmental incidents, such as wildland fires, floods, other adverse weather conditions and HAZMAT situations.


We use drones to search for missing people and fly over wild-land fires and floods so that the relevant agencies can see how best to deal with the situation. We also manage the helicopter landing sites for helicopter support at major incidents.  


About Us

Our Equipment

We have a number of 4 wheel drive response vehicles specifically built for providing support to the emergency services in adverse conditions. 


They comprise of Ford Rangers and Ford Transit. The Transit is configured as a command and control station, with welfare facilities for working in remote areas. We also have an Argo Cat which is an 8 wheel all terrain vehicle which is fully amphibious, we can also put tracks onto this vehicle to allow use in mud and snow.



We operate predominately across all of Northern Ireland, however our approvals allow us to work across the UK and we can give mutual aid cross border to Republic of Ireland statutory agencies. 



Where we operate

All funds generated in Northern Ireland benefit local people in Northern Ireland. Our organisation helps everyone who is in need of our services and is cross-community and non-political.


We receive some funding via grants from Government departments but rely on the generosity of the public to ensure we are able to assist when the need arises.


All of our volunteers give their time and expertise free of charge.


Sky Watch NI has benefitted over recent years from grants received from Department of Justice (DoJ), Department of Agriculture (DAERA), National Lottery Awards for All, local councils and other commercial groups.


These funds have enabled Sky Watch NI to purchase and maintain our vehicles, drones, radios, PPE and other equipment as well as assisting with essential insurance to protect our responders and the general public.






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