Weekly Meeting

Mon 26th November 2018 at 19.45 - 21.45

Guests/partners meeting. Speaker is Dave Irwin - 'Water Safety'

Dave Irwin is a Watch Manager with the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service. Dave came to the Washington Forge Rotary meeting this week to talk about 'Drowning Prevention and Water Safety', referring particularly to incidents that have occurred in the River Wear at Fatfield. Dave tragically lost his son Ross in a drowning incident in December 2016. He has since supported an educational campaign to reduce the number of alcohol related drowning incidents and has backed plans for the provision of life-saving 'Throwline' boards along the river.