Reis Khalil

Role: ILB / ALB Crew
Years in Service: Since 2016
Profession: Head Chef at The Grove, Cromer
Why did I volunteer?: 

My Dad is a member of the Fire Service and had always told me about the professionalism, whilst being part of a big family. I felt reassured that similarly the RNLI had my back if I got into trouble, so I thought it only right to give something back when the times was right, so I  came down to the boathouse and have never looked back.

Cromer RNLI station has been able to accommodate my work shifts, so it shows you don’t need to be sitting on the edge of the sofa  waiting for the pager with no time for social or family life.

Step out your comfort zone, learn new skills and get the adrenaline pumping, join the Team!



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In Cromer there are two boathouses, one for the All-Weather Lifeboat "Lester" on the pier and the other for the Inshore Lifeboat on the east promenade. This boathouse was originally built in 1902 for the then rowing and sailing lifeboat Louisa Heartwell. Also on the east promenade you'll find the Henry Blogg Lifeboat Museum. The whole town is proud of the man referred to as 'the greatest of the lifeboatmen', who gained national fame in the first half of the 20th century when navigation around the Norfolk coastline was particularly hazardous in easterly gales.