Noordwijk Rescue Brigade
(Also known as Reddingsbrigade Noordwijk, Noordwijkse Reddingsbrigade and/or NRB)
The purpose of the association is to provide assistance to drowning persons, shipwrecked persons and victims of accidents, as well as to provide assistance in the event of calamities in Noordwijk and surrounding municipalities in so far as no other association with the same purpose is established there, all in the broadest sense of the word.
In Noordwijk, you can enjoy a safe recreational time by the sea throughout the year. Inhabitants of Noordwijk, especially children, can swim in the swimming pool and in the sea. Through information and courses, they are aware of the dangers of the sea and know how to prepare themselves for a visit to the beach.
Preventing and controlling drowning by:
- In the pool: elementary swimming and lifesaving classes;
- On the strand: Lifeguard training (skipper, driver, post commander, and the like).
2.Information and education
- Informing about safety and potential risks of seaside recreation;
- Preventive Surveillance;
- Providing Muiz swimming courses for children and parents.
3. (Water) assistance.
- beach surveillance, first aid, foundlings, missing persons, rescues, event supervision.
4. Disaster Management
- Nationwide, with the safety regions and National Rescue Fleet.
The NRB divides its ambitions into seven themes. Key words here are innovation where necessary, clear working methods and a planned approach.
- Towards year-round service/beach supervision
- Strong together in assistance
- Training development
- Accessible swimming education
- Known and appreciated
- Effective organization
- Open social association
Board composition and remuneration policy
- Harry Admiral (Chairman)
- Aart van Wijngaarden (Treasurer)
- Jan-Christian Slats (Secretary)
- Leon van Went (Board Member Auxiliary)
- Marjoeska Ponsioen (Board Member Policy and Development)
- Tamara Caspers (Board Member Promotion)
The above board members do not receive any remuneration for the work done.
The NRB receives income from the Municipality of Noordwijk in the form of subsidies for beach supervision and training and use of the swimming pool. Furthermore, there is a municipal investment fund for long-term investments in e.g. vessels, vehicles and housing. In addition, the NRB receives membership fees, donations, contributions from residents of Noordwijk from the annual collection, contributions from sponsors and fees for security of events on and around the beach.
The assets are tied up in savings accounts. The Financial Report contains the balance sheet and statement of income and expenditure for the past financial year (2020): link (see Appendix). In 2020 a negative result arose. This was mainly due to circumstances surrounding COVID. Among other things, there was an extra busy beach season (substantial increase in operating costs) and the absence of income from, for example, security for events and the annual collection.