Last Updated 24/04/2021 - The brigade has responded to 44 Callout so far this year
Please note that our Watch House Museum is currently closed - we hope to re-open in mid-May
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Volunteer Life Brigade is a voluntary shore based coastal rescue service founded
in 1864. We are a Declared Facility to HM Coastguard for Rope Rescue, , Water Rescue, Coastal
Search and Rescue and also have advanced first aid capabilities. Operating from our Watch House Museum in Tynemouth
on the North East coast of England, we work closely with all the emergency
services including the local RNLI, (to which we have no affiliation or connection
apart from that they are a declared facility like ourselves). In recent years
the Brigade has averaged over 120 callouts a year and these range from monitoring
and gathering information on broken down boats to recovering cliff casualties
from our coastline. To ensure a quick response to incidents, our 20+ volunteers have extensive personal issue rescue equipment - with more advanced items housed in our rescue vehicle - a specially designed Toyato Hilux.
The Brigade was formed initially as a shore-to-ship Breeches Buoy Rescue Team - we have now a dedicated team that can carry out full-scale demonstrations of this capability - please get in touch if you would like us to attend your event to show this.
The Watch House Museum displays artefacts,
pictures and relics from old shipwrecks chronicling the history of lifesaving
on our coastline since 1864. Click on the link above for more information
and opening times.
of Last Callout: 24th April 2021 - 18.54h - Police Incident
For information on contacting the Brigade
or to find out the address of the musuem please use the link below
Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade. Registered Charity Number 1093237
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