Blue Light Event at Barmouth RNLI
There was much excitement and enthusiasm at the RNLI Boathouse on the promenade in Barmouth on Saturday 4th August when the local Emergency Services joined forces to hold their annual ‘Blue Light Day’.
Organised by PCSO David Hughes there were stalls, displays and demonstrations from North Wales Police, HM Coastguard, South Snowdonia Search and Rescue, and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Each organisation came together to show the general public the important role they play and to provide information about our emergency services in an interactive and informative manner.
South Snowdonia Search and Rescue team representatives explained how to stay safe in the hills, and HM Coastguard displayed their mud rescue equipment. Members of Barmouth RNLI were present and the RNLI’s Respect the Water Community Safety Officer 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 safety 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.