Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service

GAFIRS is an independent Inshore Rescue Service that was founded in 1969. The service provides free marine rescue cover in the Solent, from Portsmouth Harbour to Titchfield Haven. The crews are on call with HM Coastguard 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Their purpose built Lifeboat Station and Headquarters is at the Eastern end of the promenade.