Visit to Loch Ness RNLI gives insight to medical students
Three 5th year medical students visiting from the University of Aberdeen were warmly welcomed by Loch Ness Lifeboat crew on Friday (7 April) and given a fresh perspective on emergency casualty care.
In a thought provoking session, members of the volunteer lifeboat crew demonstrated their equipment and how it might be deployed in an emergency situation, sharing aspects of RNLI casualty care procedures.
As a volunteer with the charity, each crew member is trained to a high standard in order to deal safely with whatever situation they might encounter.
Regular training is an ongoing commitment and Loch Ness lifeboat has long supported this sharing of practice with the medical students and others which benefits all and raises awareness among the wider community.
For more information please contact Maeve Ryan, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 07724 123248.
Key facts about the RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.
The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland