Littlestone-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat Station, Coast Drive, Greatstone, Kent TN28 8NR
So what do you do if you see someone in trouble? *STAY CALM* *DO NOT ENTER THE WATER OR ATTEMPT A RESCUE* *DIAL '999' AND ASK FOR THE COASTGUARD *STAY CALM* *GIVE AS MUCH DETAIL OF WHERE YOU ARE* *GIVE AS MUCH DETAIL OF WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN* *STAY WHERE YOU ARE THE COASTGUARD WILL BE WITH YOU SHORTLY*

Welcome to the Littlestone lifeboat station Podcast A look into the exciting world of one of the RNLIs inshore lifeboat station

Produced four times a year it will introduce you to the crew and what they do. Also keep an eye out for our Podcast Extras bringing you bang up to date with what is happening. As far as anyone knows we are the first lifeboat station to ever produce a Podcast!

Welcome to Littlestone-on-Sea

Littlestone-on-Sea lifeboat station is one of the RNLI’s 236 country wide facilities home to one of 340 lifeboats that help ensure safety in our coastal waters. The crew is formed by local men and women who can, at a moments notice, be prepared to launch and help “Save lives at sea”

The crew are alerted by pagers and mobile phone text messages, and with this alert they assemble at the station, where the details of the incident are passed onto the crew as the boat is launched. From the pagers being activated to the boat being en-route usually takes, on average, around 6-7 minutes, depending on tides and available crew.