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Emergency Services Collection

"Heroes of the Sea: Honoring the Courageous Emergency Services" The crew of the Barry lifeboat, Arthur and Blanche Harris, exemplifying bravery in the face of danger

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Rank badges of the National Fire Service from Chief Regional Officer to Leading Fireman

Rank badges of the National Fire Service from Chief Regional Officer to Leading Fireman. September 1941

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Crew of the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris Frederick Batten and Eric Fry (right

Crew of the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris Frederick Batten and Eric Fry (right) at the tiller on board the boat. Standing left is Mr. Emlyn Davies. 14th March 1970

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: RAF Sea King Helicopter about to land on Crinkle Crags in the Lake district to evacuate an injured

RAF Sea King Helicopter about to land on Crinkle Crags in the Lake district to evacuate an injured walker being treated
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Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Lifeboat Station, Selsey, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Lifeboat Station, Selsey, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Crewmen of the Fishguard and Goodwick Lifeboat: left to right: Ken Bean, Ieuan Bateman

Crewmen of the Fishguard and Goodwick Lifeboat: left to right: Ken Bean, Ieuan Bateman, Noel Murrow, Roy Williams, Jack Jenkins, Glyn Bateman, Richard Fowles, George Bateman and Byron Nichols

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: The former Longhope lifeboat T. G. B ON962, seen here leaving Littlehampton

The former Longhope lifeboat T. G. B ON962, seen here leaving Littlehampton
The former Longhope lifeboat T.G.B ON962, seen here leaving Littlehampton, Sussexs after being repaired follow the capsizing of the vessel

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Early fire brigade street alarm

Early fire brigade street alarm
Early fire brigade alarm system. Historical artwork of a fireman testing a 19th-century combined telephonic and telegraphic street fire alarm system

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: The new motor lifeboat Robert and Marcella Beck in Plymouth before its naming ceremony in

The new motor lifeboat Robert and Marcella Beck in Plymouth before its naming ceremony in Plymouth, Devon. 3rd July 1927

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Vivienne Whiteright, Mandy Clarke, and Phillipa Lewis, female crew members of

Vivienne Whiteright, Mandy Clarke, and Phillipa Lewis, female crew members of the Little and Broadhaven lifeboat operating the beat at St Brides Bay, Pembrokeshire. 3rd February 1990

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Tenbys new 47 foot long Tyne Class lifeboat, the RFA Sir Galahad

Tenbys new 47 foot long Tyne Class lifeboat, the RFA Sir Galahad, arrives at the Tenby RNLI station yesterday. 14th July 1986

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: PC John Soanes wearing the new helmets which have been issued to officers in Essex

PC John Soanes wearing the new helmets which have been issued to officers in Essex, as he takes a last look at the old ones, 1969

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: John McDermott, coxswain of the Hoylake lifeboat with crew members Richard Martindale

John McDermott, coxswain of the Hoylake lifeboat with crew members Richard Martindale, Alan Tolley. Steve Armitage and Jeff Kernighan. 4th October 1990

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: The Barry lifeboat RNLB Rachel and Mary Evans at Barry docks. Circa 1961

The Barry lifeboat RNLB Rachel and Mary Evans at Barry docks. Circa 1961

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: The crew of the New Brighton lifeboat seen here aboard their new vessel The Edmund

The crew of the New Brighton lifeboat seen here aboard their new vessel The Edmund and Mary Robinson. The boat a Watson 41 lifeboat was built by Groves & Gutteridge of Cowes, Isle of Wight

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: The new lifeboat Augustus and Laura is named by Lady Frances Osborne at Newbiggin

The new lifeboat Augustus and Laura is named by Lady Frances Osborne at Newbiggin. 24th June 1939

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Keeping a lookout during exercises of the Barry lifeboat in the Bristol Channel is crew

Keeping a lookout during exercises of the Barry lifeboat in the Bristol Channel is crew member Mr. Emlyn Davies. 14th May 1970

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Carving a wake in the winter grey waters of the Bristol Channel

Carving a wake in the winter grey waters of the Bristol Channel, the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris sets out on an exercise. 13th March 1970

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Celebrating the 175th anniversary at the RNLI station, Atlantic college, St. Donats

Celebrating the 175th anniversary at the RNLI station, Atlantic college, St. Donats. Pictured here are students Richard Noyes, aged 18 of St

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Ambulancemen relax, knowing that the next call-out could be at any moment

Ambulancemen relax, knowing that the next call-out could be at any moment, at Willington Quay Maternity Hospital

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: A London policeman, 1911

A London policeman, 1911
3785133 A London policeman, 1911; (add.info.: A London policeman, 1911. Shows a policeman stopping traffic to allow pedestrians to cross the road)

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: The firemans kiss (colour litho)

The firemans kiss (colour litho)
2779992 The firemans kiss (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The firemans kiss. A curious New Years Day tradition in Parisian theatres)

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: A new lifeboat, the Will and Fanny Kirby, launched at Seaham Harbour to replace

A new lifeboat, the Will and Fanny Kirby, launched at Seaham Harbour to replace the George Elmy which capsized with the loss of eight men. 21st September 1963

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Scene of destruction in Caroline Street, Kingston Upon Hull after an air raid on the city

Scene of destruction in Caroline Street, Kingston Upon Hull after an air raid on the city on the night of 24th June 1943

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Manchester City Fire Brigade. A Fire Engine leaves the Manchester City Fire Brigade

Manchester City Fire Brigade. A Fire Engine leaves the Manchester City Fire Brigade station, Manchester, England. The actual address of this particular Manchester station is not known

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Dockhead Fire Station, No 8 Wolseley Street, Bermondsey, London, 1929

Dockhead Fire Station, No 8 Wolseley Street, Bermondsey, London, 1929. Fire engines parked inside the fire station

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: It Was Her Business To Get There, c1941 (1942)

It Was Her Business To Get There, c1941 (1942). A girl Ambulance Driver sets out through the blitz. From Frontline 1940-1941. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1942]

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: London Fire Brigade: group of firemen, with engine and turncocks, 1895 (b / w photo)

London Fire Brigade: group of firemen, with engine and turncocks, 1895 (b / w photo)
1787225 London Fire Brigade: group of firemen, with engine and turncocks, 1895 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); London Metropolitan Archives

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: The Duke and Duchess of York reviewing the London Fire Brigade on Clapham Common (litho)

The Duke and Duchess of York reviewing the London Fire Brigade on Clapham Common (litho)
1597723 The Duke and Duchess of York reviewing the London Fire Brigade on Clapham Common (litho) by Rowlandson, George Derville (1861-1930) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Silhouetted against the waters of Moelfre Bay, Anglesey, Wales

Silhouetted against the waters of Moelfre Bay, Anglesey, Wales, Captain Evans watches from the lifeboat house as the crew practice a launch. 20th June 1969

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: The naming ceremony of the new Barry Dock lifeboat the Arthur and Blanche Harris

The naming ceremony of the new Barry Dock lifeboat the Arthur and Blanche Harris, was performed on Saturday afternoon at Barry Docks by Lady Traherne, the wife of the Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Coxswain of the Barry Lifeboat Mr. Frank Tinsley watches the life line land on the rocks

Coxswain of the Barry Lifeboat Mr. Frank Tinsley watches the life line land on the rocks of the Barry shore after he had fired the rocket carrying the line set up a breeches buoy during an exercise

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Tenby lifeboat crew, 1953

Tenby lifeboat crew, 1953

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Conflagration at Sir C. Prices Wharf, Blackfriars, 1845. Creator: Unknown

Conflagration at Sir C. Prices Wharf, Blackfriars, 1845. Creator: Unknown
Conflagration at Sir C. Prices Wharf, Blackfriars, 1845. The London fire brigade attempting to extinguish a fire...in the warehouses belonging to Sir Charles Price and Co

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Fire engine horses, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Fire engine horses, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Fire engine horses, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Frozen fire apparatus, Equitable fire, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Frozen fire apparatus, Equitable fire, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Frozen fire apparatus, Equitable fire, 1912. Shows a fire at the Equitable Building, Pine Street, Brooklyn, New York City

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Putting out fire in Bain News Service Bldg. 1/6/12, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Putting out fire in Bain News Service Bldg. 1/6/12, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Putting out fire in Bain News Service Bldg. 1/6/12, 1912

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Firemen studying auto motor, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Firemen studying auto motor, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Firemen studying auto motor, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Fire rescue work, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Fire rescue work, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Fire rescue work, 1912. Shows a fire drill exercise at the National Cloak and Suit Company, Seventh Avenue, New York City, on Oct. 9, 1912

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Mayor Gaynor turning in alarm 3/20/13, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Mayor Gaynor turning in alarm 3/20/13, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Mayor Gaynor turning in alarm 3/20/13, 1913

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Gaynor & Waldo, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Gaynor & Waldo, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Gaynor & Waldo, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi receiving an address at the Nine Elms railway station, 1864

Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi receiving an address at the Nine Elms railway station, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Garibaldi in England: Garibaldi receiving an address at the Nine Elms railway station, 1864. View of...the interior of the large goods shed at the Nine Elms station of the London

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: The Newbiggin lifeboat Richard Ashley is hauled back to its shed after a rescue attempt

The Newbiggin lifeboat Richard Ashley is hauled back to its shed after a rescue attempt off the Northumberland coast. 16th May 1962

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Former Ark Royal skipper Rear Admiral Wilfred Graham (second from left

Former Ark Royal skipper Rear Admiral Wilfred Graham (second from left) and secretary Stan Green (third left) with lifeboatmen at Newbiggin as they inspect the new Atlantic 21 semi inflatable inshore

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Coxswain of Mumbles Lifeboat Derek Scott, aged 43 of Mumbles Road, Southend

Coxswain of Mumbles Lifeboat Derek Scott, aged 43 of Mumbles Road, Southend, Gower pictured with the RNLI rescue craft at Mumbles Head. 14th August 1972

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: The crew of the city of Bradford III at Humber Lifeboat Station at Spurn Point

The crew of the city of Bradford III at Humber Lifeboat Station at Spurn Point on the Humber Estuary in East Yorkshire. They are front coxswain Robertson Buchan

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Tenby lifeboat coxswain Alan Thomas at the Tenby lifeboat station before being presented

Tenby lifeboat coxswain Alan Thomas at the Tenby lifeboat station before being presented with the Royal national Lifeboat Institutions silver medal for gallantry in London. 22nd May 1990

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: An Air Raid Precaution (ARP) warden and a messenger who wears the 1941 dark blue uniform

An Air Raid Precaution (ARP) warden and a messenger who wears the 1941 dark blue uniform, which later became the standard for most Civil Defence workers. 13th August 1941

Background imageEmergency Services Collection: Scene showing the bomb damage in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk following an air raid by

Scene showing the bomb damage in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk following an air raid by the German Luftwaffe. German planes dropped around 1



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"Heroes of the Sea: Honoring the Courageous Emergency Services" The crew of the Barry lifeboat, Arthur and Blanche Harris, exemplifying bravery in the face of danger. Frederick Batten and Eric Fry aboard the former Longhope lifeboat T. G. B ON962, ready to save lives at a moment's notice. Ken Bean and Ieuan Bateman from Fishguard and Goodwick Lifeboat, dedicated to protecting those at sea. Lifeboat Station in Selsey, West Sussex - a beacon of hope for sailors in distress. RAF Sea King Helicopter swoops down on Crinkle Crags to rescue an injured walker with assistance from mountain rescue teams. Early fire brigade street alarm - a historic symbol of rapid response during emergencies. Carving a wake through winter grey waters of Bristol Channel; emergency services always prepared for maritime crises. Witnessing the naming ceremony of Barry Dock's new lifeboat, Arthur and Blanche Harris - celebrating their lifesaving capabilities. Cyclone Tracy destruction leaves devastation behind; emergency services work tirelessly to restore normalcy amidst chaos (When Will the Birds Return?, 1975). Tynemouth Lifeboat Dinghy manned by Trevor Fryer showcases unwavering dedication to safeguarding coastal communities. The vigilant crew keeps watch during exercises on Barry lifeboat in Bristol Channel – honing skills that could save countless lives. In times of crisis or perilous situations, these brave men and women selflessly put themselves on the line as part of our esteemed emergency services network across land and sea alike.