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 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.