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A couple of RNLI offerings.....

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scooter:

--- Quote from: rickshaw on May 13, 2022, 09:55:46 pm ---I am envious.  Downunder we don't have anything so specialised.  You are lucky that organisations are prepared to spend so much money on your safety!   :thumbsup:

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And they're all (or mostly all) volunteers, which makes it even more amazing, and they manage to keep their membership numbers high enough to be able to launch.  We have volunteer Fire and EMS here in the States, but a lot of them become fiefdoms for egomaniacs and so membership numbers suffer.

Old Wombat:

--- Quote from: scooter on May 14, 2022, 04:39:42 am ---
--- Quote from: rickshaw on May 13, 2022, 09:55:46 pm ---I am envious.  Downunder we don't have anything so specialised.  You are lucky that organisations are prepared to spend so much money on your safety!   :thumbsup:

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And they're all (or mostly all) volunteers, which makes it even more amazing, and they manage to keep their membership numbers high enough to be able to launch.  We have volunteer Fire and EMS here in the States, but a lot of them become fiefdoms for egomaniacs and so membership numbers suffer.

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We do have well-funded (despite their claims to the contrary) Surf Life Saving Clubs, State Emergency Services & various Country/Rural Fire Services/Brigades, which are all manned (&, in some cases administered) by volunteers, but we don't have the equivalent of the off-shore Lifeboats, this seems to fall into a vague, grey area shared between state police agencies, the RAN, the RAAF & some small, under-funded volunteer groups.

Mossie:
The RNLI are by far the largest, but their are many  independent lifeboat providers in the UK and Ireland.  Many have a local remit and several cover rivers and inland waters (the RNLI only cover the coast).  We have a local one, Humber Rescue that covers the Humber estuary.

PR19_Kit:

--- Quote from: rickshaw on May 13, 2022, 09:55:46 pm ---
I am envious.  Downunder we don't have anything so specialised.  You are lucky that organisations are prepared to spend so much money on your
safety!   :thumbsup:


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And all the money comes from voluntary subscriptions, from the public or from businesses. There's no Government funding involved.

NARSES2:

--- Quote from: PR19_Kit on May 14, 2022, 01:41:36 pm ---
And all the money comes from voluntary subscriptions, from the public or from businesses. There's no Government funding involved.

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That's why they've managed to keep going for so long

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