Type 8 of this medal is the present type and was nstituted in 1912 to award lifesaving actions. Can be issued in bronze, silver or gold. The recipient must have been in life-threatening danger to recieve the medal. On the obverse: woman holding child in her left arm, guarding two other children at her feet. Surrounded by the text: "voor menschlievend hulpbetoon" (for human action). Reverse: "de koningin aan" (The queen to: followed by recipients name, engraved)
The medal on the left was awarded to J. van Putten, helmsman of the rescueboat at Lemmer on 24 october 1949.