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The Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft e.V. (DLRG) (German Life Saving Society) is a relief organization for water rescue in Germany. The DLRG is a non-profit, independent organization based on volunteers.
Logo of the DLRG
QualificationsThe DLRG trains interested members as qualified technical personnel in the following ranges:
HistoryOn 28 July 1912, a bridge between Binz and Rügen, Germany collapsed under the load of 1000 people waiting for a cruise steamer Kronprinz Wilhelm. Sailors of the German navy were able to save most people, but 17 people died because they could not swim, including seven children. This catastrophe caused the foundation of the "Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft (DLRG)" (German lifesaving organization) on October 19 1913 in Leipzig.
With 570,000 members in approximately 2,000 local groups, the DLRG is the largest voluntary water rescue organization of the world.
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