The team comprises approximately 45 members.The team is based in the major population centres of the South East of Ireland, including Carlow, Clonmel, Dungarvan, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Waterford. The team has a base in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary which is central to the geographical response area.
The team typically responds to more that 25 call outs every year. These call outs can last from one hour to more than one week. SEMRA team member skills include first aid, stretcher evacuation, rope work, steep ground traverse, heights rescue, search planning, helicopter skills and communications.
SEMRA collaborates with national agencies including An Garda Síochána, the Health Services Executive (HSE), Search & Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA), the Irish Coast Guard (IRCG), Civil Defence and the Air Corps to provide expertise in the area of remote search and rescue
SEMRA also supports other mountain rescue teams in Ireland. SEMRA works closely with other mountain rescue teams including Dublin/ Wicklow and Glen of Imaal to assist in search and rescues in these areas.