Rob is the Team Leader and plays a key role in the running of the team. He has been a member of the team for over 10 years, he is a qualified dog handler and so far he has contributed to numerous rescue missions all across the UK .
Mark has been a member of the team for over 15 years and is a qualified dog handler, his civilian role is that of an experienced plumber. Mark has recently taken over the role of Secretary to the Rescue Team and works hard to keep the team organised.
Paul has been a member of the team for over 6 years and is a qualified dog handler, his civilian role is also that of an experienced plumber. Paul has recently contributed to several rescue mission both abroad and here in the UK.
Neil is Senior Trainer for Assistance Dogs N Ireland. As a volunteer, Neil has spent over thirty years training dogs to locate people who have become lost on the mountains, trapped and buried in collapsed structures, or who have drowned and are still beneath the water surface. Neil is a very treasured long standing member of BIRD.
Brian is the treasurer and also a long standing founder member of BIRD and has been active since 1992 . Brian overseas the training of the dogs and has recently contributed to several rescue mission both abroad and here in the UK.
Ian has been with the team for around 2 years, helps with technical support and is training to become a dog handler.
Nicky is one of the newer members of the team. She is a trainee dog handler and is working hard training her young dog Rolo.