The NSRI is a charity staffed by unpaid volunteers on call 24/7 throughout the year. We aim to prevent drowning through education, preventative measures and reactive rescue. We visit schools around the country, teaching children water safety, what to do in an emergency and basic CPR. Other preventative measures include educational signage, Pink Rescue Buoys, Lifeguards and active patrols during holiday season. We have 41 rescue bases around the coastline and inland dams.