Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS), Lifeboat Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2TR
Visit the Lifeboat Station at Stokes Bay for a guided tour showing the assets which are used to provide a search-and-rescue in the local area, along with the history of life-saving and how it has developed over five decades.
GAFIRS has grown to become one of the busiest lifeboat stations in the UK. In 2019 they celebrate 50 years of service to the local community. Attending over more than 2,000 incidents and saving more than 100 lives. The service is managed and delivered entirely by volunteers, making it a real PEOPLE POWER story.
They provide a wide range of services to the community: these include delivering safety presentations to water sports clubs, accident prevention and beach safety events at schools, to promotions at local fairs and fetes, the amazing 999 emergency services day and the highly successful New Years Day Swim, raising funds for various charities under the watchful eye of GAFIRS.
- Saturday 14 September: Tours at 1100 & 1145
- Sunday 15 September: Tours at 1100 & 1145
No Booking Needed – Just turn up and enjoy
There are some steps so not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies. There is parking, including Blue Badge, in closeby car park. Toilets, including accessible, are closeby along the promenade. Refreshments closeby at Pebble Beach Cafe.
Please be aware that should an emergency callout occur, the tour may be postponed or cut short. Unfortunately, this event does not feature on Gosport’s printed programme but will happen for HODs
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