Welcome to the Burnham-on-Sea Lifeboat Station website. This site is maintained by lifeboat station personnel and as such is the official Burnham-on-Sea RNLI website. Within these pages you will find station history and indicative operational information, detailing the service provided to those who spend time on the water off of the Somerset coast, from Watchet to Brean Down.
Our station at Burnham-On-Sea has only been operational since December 23rd 2003 and is crewed by a highly trained, efficient and enthusiastic bunch of men and women, supported in the background by admin staff, station supporters, shop staff, fundraisers and many others.
Through the dedication and training of around 30 volunteer boat crew, shore crew and officers at Burnham-On-Sea, our role is to 'Save Lives at Sea'. Please do not forget that our life saving activities are only possible because of voluntary contributions. Please support the RNLI.
Focus school visit brings dividends to Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat Station
Pupils from Focus School (Gloucester Campus) paid a visit to Burnham lifeboat station. Whilst there they learnt all about the lifeboats, the safety equipment and hi-tech launch tractors, plus how the volunteer crew are alerted by pager in the event of a shout (or callout). Boats are able to be on the water within ten minutes of the pagers are activated.During the visit, the school presented the lifeboat station with a donation of £2,142, which had been raised from organising various cycle rides, car washing and a car boot sale at the school. In return, the visiting RNLI visits team presented the school with a certificate of thanks
Teacher Miss Charlotte Davis thanked the station for the hospitality saying; "We have supported the RNLI for a number of years, and consider it a most worthwhile charity."
Burnham-on-Sea RNLI station seeks to recruit a replacement Lifeboats Visits Officer
The successful candidate for this role will help save lives at sea by promoting the work of their RNLI station with the local community and tourist population to help raise awareness and generate funds. He or she will be responsible for organising visits to the lifeboat station, going into schools and community groups to talk about the RNLI, and organising various educational events in liaison with lifeboat operations crew and fundraising team members etc. Burnham-on-Sea volunteer Lifeboats Press Officer Mike Lang says; 'Our present visits officer has reluctantly stepped down after a positive contribution over a number of years, and will be sadly missed. This is an exciting role to take up, and there is more information in 'Notes for Editors' More Information
Next Training Launches
Weds 5th - 19:30 Hrs
Sun 9th - 09:00 Hrs
Weds 19th - 19:30 Hrs
Sun 23rd - 09:00 Hrs
Two Burnham-on-Sea Lifeboat crew receive personal letters of commendation from RNLI Chief Executive Paul Boissier.......more
Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Volunteers raise £695 with their SOS day car wash........more
New hands on the helm at Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat Station.......more
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