Rescue Services

    Poole, UK

    RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland, and their seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches. The RNLI Flood Rescue Team helps those affected by flooding. RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,200 lives since 1824, but they’re more than a rescue service. They influence, supervise and educate people, too. The RNLI Community Safety Teams explain the risks and share safety knowledge with anyone going out to sea or to the coast. And the RNLI international teams work with like-minded organisations to help tackle drowning in communities at risk all around the world.


    Born: 1824
    Country: United Kingdom
    Disciplines: Volunteer Rescue Services

    238 Lifeboat Stations
    1,300 RNLI Lifeguards operate on more than 220 beaches
    Rescues an average of 24 people everyday, and has saved over 141,500 lives since its foundation
    Most of the members of the lifeboat crews are unpaid volunteers

    The charity that saves lives at sea.