Herts Boat Rescue is a voluntary organisation providing specialist water based search and rescue, a national flood rescue service as well as safety cover for planned events in and around Hertfordshire.

Herts Boat Rescue also promotes water safety through education and exposure within Hertfordshire and surrounding areas, making water safer for you.

Herts Boat Rescue specialise in the following:
  • Flood support to local communities
  • Support to the Emergency services in water related incidents
  • Searches for missing and vulnerable people
  • National response to flooding under the DEFRA Concept of Operations
  • Water event safety
  • Local waterway patrols
  • Water safety education
Provision of these services is only possible through the generosity of our sponsors and donors.


RECENT NEWS
  • HBR RECEIVE GRANT FROM MARITIME INLAND RESCUE FUND (PRESS RELEASE NOV 2017)
    This week Minister John Hayes announced that vital water rescue charities are to receive £1 million for rescue equipment to keep UK rivers and seas safe. It is fantastic that yet again Hertfordshire Boat Rescue will benefit with a grant of £7270.

    Sir Alan Massey, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, said: 'These smaller, independent charities are the lifeblood of our communities, playing a vital role in supporting the daily lives of thousands of people across the UK.

    'We often need to remind ourselves that these brave women and men may be called at any time of the day or night to assist persons in difficulty. Those persons may be lost or injured, in trouble at sea, or needing to be rescued from fast-flowing water or floods.

    'It’s essential that funding like this is available to independent lifeboats so that they have the proper emergency equipment to aid in rescues. This funding will help meet their goals and ease their financial burden.'

    Hertfordshire Boat Rescue will be using this grant to replace 3 basket stretchers, 16 torches to improve night operations and to purchase 3 radios to increase communications to the rescue boats. Stuart Foreman (Chairman) said “this funding will allow the team to replace vital life saving equipment and to purchase some additional equipment to increase the capability and safety of the team”.

    Posted 8 Feb 2018, 10:26 by Callum Stewart
  • HBR RECEIVE FUNDING FROM EPPING FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL (PRESS RELEASE OCT 2017)
    Thanks to the generosity of Epping Forest District Council, Hertfordshire Boat Rescue have been able to purchase new radios for the team. It is vital that the team are able to maintain good communications while on training and deployment and this will mean that the team can be safer and help victims of flooding quicker and more efficiently.

    Without donations such as this the team would be available to help members of the public.

    Posted 8 Feb 2018, 10:23 by Callum Stewart
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