Thanet Emergency Services Safety Event diary date at Margate
Thanet's emergency service are holding a Safety Event day next weekend, details as follows
Diary date! When? – Sunday 16 July 10:30 to 16:00. Where? – Margate RNLI lifeboat station CT9 1HG (behind Turner Contemporary). What? – Emergency Services Safety Event! On display will be: Margate’s two RNLI lifeboats and lifeguards, Kent Fire and Rescue with three fire appliances including a turntable ladder, South East Coast Ambulance Service, Margate coastguard rescue team along with Deal line rescue team, Kent Police, Red Cross, KFRS community safety unit and the road safety motorbike. There will be various practical and safety awareness sessions during the day, entertainment by the Greyhound Buskers and refreshments. A great day out for the whole family (children will love it) admission is free and of course all subject to operational availability. Please note there is no parking at the site, follow signs on the main roads to public car parks. Come along and see the professionals and their kit, we would all love to meet and share what we do with you!! And please share this message.
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