The R.N.L.I in Howth

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GEORGE DUFFY speaks to Barbara Jennings about the work of the R.N.L.I based in Howth, county Dublin. The R.N.L.I stands for Royal National Lifeboat Institution. George talks about the people involved with the R.N.L.I. in Howth, who all live close by and shares some details on the process they undertake when someone is in need of rescue.

George explains the length of time a person can survive in the water depends on how well prepared they are in terms of clothing and safety equipment in time of crisis. They discuss the importance of wearing a life jacket and how it is a legal requirement to wear one when taking part in water based activities.

George recalls a recent experience of having to rescue a fishing boat which got into trouble in the Howth area. We hear that the R.N.L.I. is a voluntary service, funded by contributions from the public. They discuss a current fundraising drive to raise money for life jackets and George explains that people have been very generous, drawing particular attention to a boat funded entirely by a farmer from the UK.

George urges people to play it safe when partaking in water based activities and to ensure people are sufficiently prepared in case of emergency.

Duration: 06'20" DATE: February 8, 2012
Interviewer:Barbara Jennings
Producer:John Healy
Interviewee:George Duffy
Themes:Irish Life & Culture
Keywords:rnli howth, george duffy, volunteer rescue, safety at sea, life jackets, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, water safety
LocationHowth Time Period:2012
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20120208_NST_001
Rights:Creative Commons License
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