Knysna - Emergency

Knysna NSRI National Sea Rescue Institute

Knysna NSRI Station 12 is home to 25 dedicated volunteers who are all highly trained and dedicated to saving lives...

Station 12 base is situated on the Eastern side of the famous Knysna Heads. A short distance from the notorious "bars" which has caused the demise of numerous seafarers. The normally tranquil entrance to the lagoon can in certain weather conditions turn into a sailors nightmare

Station Commander - Graeme Harding

When to visit
the volunteer crew exercise on a Wednesday at 18:00

Our Vessels:

The Spirit of KYC III - Gemini Surf 420 with 50hp Yamaha tiller arm outboard

This vessel was sponsored by the generous donations of the members of the Knysna Yacht club. She is a fast and responsive vessel use for close inshore and surf work.
Jaytee III - Gemini 550 with 2 X 70hp Yamaha outboards

This vessel was sponsored by the Tanner family of Knysna. She is a fast and responsive vessel use for close inshore and surf work.
Colorpress Rescuer - Gemini 850 with 2 X 150hp Yamaha 4 Stroke outboards

This vessel was sponsored by Ryan Lotter of Knysna/Johannesburg. She is a fast and responsive vessel use long range missions and vessel towing. She also forms a stable operations platform for the 2 smaller vessels in our fleet


Emcare Garden Route Emergency Care and Training

With over 10 years experience we believe Emcare are the leaders in Emergency Care and training

Emcare provide professional training to all businesses and companies and also emergency medical care.

First aid training courses
Basic Fire training to businesses and home owners


Knysna Magistrates Court

Knysna Magistrates Court. One of the aims of the South African Constitution is to establish an open democracy, characterised by transparency and accountability. Rights to access information are included as basic human rights. Weekdays 8:00 - 16:00


Knysna Clinic

Knysna Clinic is situated at Market Sqaure at the Municipal Building. Open Monday to Friday 07h30 - 16h00.


Knysna Ambulance Metro EMS

METRO stands for MEDICAL EMERGENCY TRANSPORT AND RESCUE ORGANIZATION and EMS for EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES. EMS is depended on the Red Cross Air Mercy Service for Advanced Life Support interfacility transfers and primary responses. The service flew the equivalent of 700 000km this year with 700 patient. The EMS call taking through the National Emergency Number 10177 was consolidated through one centre in each of the District Government areas of Southern Cape (George), Boland (Worcester, Overberg (Bredasdorp), Central Karoo (Beaufort West), West Coast (Mooreesburg) and Cape Town.


Knysna Fire Department

The Knysna Fire Service believes that the preservation of human life from fire and other hazards are the worthiest goal to pursue and commits to operate and maintain a well balanced Fire (and Rescue) Service to the community and as required elsewhere, through the application of strong practical capabilities, a set of core values to guide day-to-day conduct and the efficient application of allocated resources enabling the Fire (and Rescue) Service in consistently achieving its mandate, which ultimately serve as the benchmark in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and results obtained in the Fire (and Rescue) Services industry.