Llandudno RNLI volunteers pay their respects
Captain Marcus Elliott, Lifeboat Operations Manager, led a small group of Llandudno Lifeboat Crew in a two minutes silence at the boathouse.
Emergency Services Day began at 9am on 9th September (9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month) with a two minutes’ silence to remember the more than 7,500 members of the emergency services who have been killed as a result of their duties.
Volunteers are an essential part of the emergency services family and they play a core part in keeping Britain safe. 999 volunteer roles include Special Constables, Retained Firefighters, NHS Community Responders, St John's Ambulance, RNLI, Search and Rescue and Coastguard volunteers.
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RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193.
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.