South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade is to receive one of the most prestigious civic awards in South Tyneside – the Freedom of the Borough.The organisation, who celebrated the 150th anniversary of its formation last year, will be awarded in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Borough in saving many hundreds of lives through the valiant […]

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The brigade were tasked by Humber to RV with police at the Marsden Grotto after a report of a person over the safety barriers. SS11 arrived on scene and quickly ascertained that the incident was at the bottom of Redwell bank, he directed the team and Sunderland CRT to this location. While police were talking […]

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Team tasked to assist police with a vulnerable person threatening to enter the water in the vicinity of the Waters Edge Public House, South Shields. Team stood down on scene as the male was in the custody of police.

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Four members of South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade, who between them have clocked up over 140 years’ service with this local search and rescue organisation, have been presented with long service awards. The awards are made in recognition of the contribution by members of South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade to the work of HM Coastguard. […]

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The team were tasked by Humber Coastguard to the South pier after a report of a small fishing vessel aground on the rocks, 01, 03 & 11 attended and monitored the situation until Tynemouth lifeboat secured a line and towed the vessel clear, the team were stood down when the vessel was secured to the […]

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The re-enactment of the first life to be saved from a shipwreck anywhere in the world by volunteers using the breeches buoy rescue equipment is the subject of the first in a series of illustrated talks as part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade. The re-enactment of the […]

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