Lifeboats Manager presents crew performance awards
crewmembers at Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat station have this week
been presented with the awards to recognise their dedication to
Operations Manager Ricky Holmes presented Training Coordinator
Lyndon Baker with the station LOM award during Wednesday's training
session, which was Ricky's last rostered duty as LOM.
award marks Lyndons dedication and performance during the
past 12 months. As well as being a qualified helmsman, Lyndon
is responsible for ensuring volunteer crewmembers are all trained
to specified RNLI targets.
recognised was 'Fuel Fairy' Ron Fisher, who for the past seven
years has resolutely kept lifeboat and tractor fuel reserves stocked
up and ready for any demand. He earned the title 'Fuel Fairy'
after being challenged by one new crewmember and being asked whether
he really does the role.
was asked; you dont do that do you? Ron replied;
Who do you think gets the fuel? Whereupon another
crewmember suggested that the fairies probably fetched it, and
Rons nickname was cast.
Operations Manager Ricky Holmes said: "RNLI headquarters
recognize the high attainment of training targets at Burnham and
I am immensely proud of our achievements. Thank you Lyndon for
all your hard work!"
added: "Ron has worked reliably in the background, ensuring
our fuel requirements are always met, for without fuel the lifeboats
cannot launch. We have an excellent team at Burnham."