Members of the public can now pick up their ‘Message in a Bottle’ bottles from Boyle Garda Station.
Bottles are also be available at Castlerea and Ballaghaderreen Garda Station.
According to Sergeant Deirdre Coleman from Boyle Community Policing Unit: “We have had great reception to the initiative with the first batch of bottles we received and hope to highlight it to the wider community. It’s a very simple idea but provides such an invaluable resource for emergency services and also peace of mind for members of our community”.
The ‘Message in a Bottle’ project is an emergency information scheme which includes the opportunity to record accurate relevant medical and other information relating to any person who lives alone and making it readily available to the emergency services if they have to visit a home.
The project is highlighted by a sticker on the inside door of a house, which simply directs the emergency services to information stored in a plastic bottle which is kept in the fridge in the home.
Pictured left to right at the launch of the initiative: Cllr Kathleen Shanagher, Roscommon Lions Club, Garda John O’Connor, Roscommon Community Policing unit, Inspector David Cryan, Roscommon Garda Station, Amanda Scanlon, Roscommon County Council, Cllr Tom Crosby, Chairperson Roscommon JPC, Chief Superintendent Tony Healy, Bernard Kearney Roscommon Older Persons Network, Sgt Deirdre Coleman, Castlerea and Boyle Community Policing unit.