Coastguards seek new volunteer members
Coastguards are seeking new volunteers to join their rescue operations.
volunteer Coastguard Rescue Service is part of the UKs coastal
search and rescue capability and as part of Her Majestys
Coastguard it can operate separately or jointly with the other
emergency services and rescue organisations.
Newey, Severn Sector Coastguard Manager, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Each team is made up of volunteers drawn from the local
community and is fully trained and equipped to carry out rescue
and accident prevention work along the coastline."
could involve being called out, at any time of the day or night,
in all weathers, to search for missing people, to carry out cliff
rescues or helping to free people trapped in mud - indeed, anything
that involves helping the coastal community and visitors to the
coast who have got into difficulty."
added: "Volunteers need to be reasonably fit and have a good
standard of general health to be a volunteer Coastguard Rescue
Officer. You could be asked to respond to emergencies at any time,
so we will ask you to be available as much as possible and hold
a full UK driving licence. A small re-imbursement is made to compensate
you for expenses incurred in responding to emergencies and for
youre up for the challenge, aged over 18, and want to serve
your community and help to save lives there are vacancies for
volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers in the Burnham on Sea Coastguard
Rescue Team so if you live or work in the area and would like
to learn more then please get in contact."
more details, contact Tris Newey, Sector Manager, by email at
or by calling 01934 418097 or 07970 765559.