RNLI Flood rescue

The RNLI’s Flood Rescue team is made up of 28 volunteers from across the RNLI, including lifeboat crew and operational staff, all specially trained in swift water rescue.

Our flood rescue volunteers are strategically placed in two flood rescue teams.

Among our flood rescue volunteers are paramedics, logisticians and mechanics – all people doing extraordinary things with skills that are invaluable for flood relief work.

The pandemic has significantly impacted the RNLI’s ability to safely deliver the substantial amount of training required for our team of flood rescue volunteers. For this reason, the RNLI has declared itself unavailable on DEFRA’s national flood rescue asset register.

We are using this time to review our flood rescue service and how we best use our skills and experience in this area.