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RNLI Skegness welcomes former Lifeboat Operations Manager into new role

Lifeboats News Release

Skegness RNLI Lifeboat Station has appointed former volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) Alan Fisher as the station’s new Lifeboat Management Group (LMG) Chairperson.

Alan Fisher at the naming ceremony of The Holland Family D class lifeboat.

RNLI/Nick Walton

Alan Fisher at the naming ceremony of The Holland Family D class lifeboat.

Alan has many decades of experience volunteering within search and rescue organisations including both the RNLI and His Majesty’s Coastguard, and is responsible for saving countless lives in his operational career as both a DLA and LOM.

Alan joined Skegness RNLI Lifeboat Station in 2004 as a Deputy Launching Authority (DLA) before progressing to LOM in 2005. He held this role on station for 18 years before being succeeded by Paul Simpson, who has held the position since March 2023.

Before joining the RNLI, Alan volunteered with the Coastguard Rescue Teams in the area, giving him a wide variety of experience and knowledge in search and rescue.

Alan Fisher, Skegness RNLI Lifeboat Management Group Chair, said: ‘This station means so much to me. Chris, my wife, and I have been part of this station for many years, and it’s a privilege to move into this new role on station, a challenge I’m truly excited to get started in.’

As LMG Chair, Alan will work with all non-operational area leads within the lifeboat station, including Press and Media, Fundraising, Retail, Visits and Water Safety. The role focuses heavily on the station’s community engagement and is a pivotal leader within the station’s community.

Nikki Wrench, RNLI Community Manager for Lincolnshire, said: ‘The LMG Chair is a vital role within the station, and is responsible for bringing together all of the RNLI communities at Skegness, whether it be visits, retail, fundraising, water safety, lifeguards or ops. Alan’s experience and knowledge will no doubt help him to be a brilliant LMG Chair and we’re thrilled to welcome him back to the station in this new volunteer role.’

RNLI media contacts

For further information, please contact:

Brad Johnson, volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Skegness RNLI lifeboat station: [email protected]

RNLI Press Office 01202 336789 or [email protected]

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