Blue Light Event at Barmouth RNLI
There was huge excitement and enthusiasm at the RNLI Boathouse on the promenade in Barmouth on Saturday 6th August when all the Emergency Services joined forces to hold a ‘Blue Light Day’.
During the fun-packed afternoon children were allowed to sit in a real police car with the sirens blaring. One of the highlights for them was to have their fingerprints taken and to be able to take them home to keep in their own keyring. South Snowdonia Search and Rescue team representatives displayed their vehicles and equipment and gave lessons in knot making. The Royal Life Saving Society explained their role in education and the prevention of drowning. Children tried on RNLI volunteer crewmen’s kit and the RNLI’s Respect the Water campaign was on hand to give information and advice of how to stay safe in our coastal waters.
Altogether it was a very successful day and a great example of what can be achieved when public sector partners join forces in an effective campaign.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.