We have 2 x full time employees, Coxswain Chris Winzar and Mechanic Sam Viles. The strategic location of Salcombe being the southern tip of Devon with some challenging headlands and waters, and proximity to busy Shipping Lanes requires a Lifeboat Station permanently manned with 2 senior full time RNLI employees.
In addition, there are 22 sea-going volunteer crew. These are all employed outside the RNLI doing their day jobs but are available when required to man the boats.
Of the current crew , 18 are employed in the Marine and Fishing industry locally, and 5 are non-marine including two Doctors, all are trained by RNLI to a high standard.
Training takes place weekly in Salcombe, is structured and rigorous. In addition the crew attend the RNLI college at Poole for one week training sessions.
Christmas / NY : Between the 24 sea-going personnel there will always be a core of at least 10 available to man the boats, this means that they will voluntarily stay off the booze over the festive period in readiness to go to sea.