An Emergency Service, run by volunteers

Manned by unpaid volunteers, ready to respond to incidents 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Funded by public donations

GAFIRS is a charity that remains afloat thanks to generous public donations and legacies.

Like many lifeboat services around the UK, we are independent of the RNLI and receive no funding from them.

How the charity performed in 2018




Lives saved


Further people assisted by the service


voluntary hours given to run the service

Come and Meet Us

GAFIRS Emergency Services Day 2019

Sunday 14th July 2019

Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service are holding their 12th annual emergency services open day. It’s a free event and everyone is welcome. Come along between 11:00 and 16:00. It is a great event to bring the family to and is also a hit for adults giving you the chance to speak to the teams which keep us safe and potentially a good look around the equipment we use.

Representatives from police, fire and ambulance services will be attending Gosport Lifeboat Station, Stokes Bay, and showing off their emergency vehicles at a free event for the public, plus other voluntary and civilian provided public services.

On display:

GAFIRS Lifeboats

HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Teams, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, South Central Ambulance Service, Hampshire Constabulary, SERV Bloodrunners, Bomb Disposal, Gosport Community Safety, Gosport Tourism Office, Community First Responders

plus other exhibitors to confirm

Donate to GAFIRS

You can help GAFIRS by making a regular donation, by leaving a legacy to GAFIRS, by raising money for us through an fundraising event. You can join our Lotto, you can spread the word on the great work we do in the community and at sea, you can offer your services to GAFIRS by becoming a member…