Coastguards seek new volunteers for their team
Coastguards are seeking new volunteers to join their busy team.
group is appealing for local people interested in joining searches
and rescues to apply one of the vacant positions,
volunteer Coastguard Rescue Service provides the UKs coastal
search and rescue capability and, as part of HM Coastguard,
it can operate separately or jointly with the other emergency
services and volunteer rescue organisations in the UK," said
"The Coastguard Rescue Service consists of teams strategically
located around the coast of the UK. 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."
"This 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 even 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."
"Volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers come from all walks
of life and are aged 18 and above."
"If youre up for the challenge and want to serve your
community and help to save lives, there are vacancies for volunteer
Coastguard Rescue Officers in Bunham-On-Sea," said the spokesman.
To find out more, log on to www.gov.uk/volunteer-as-a-coastguard.
You will 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.
A small re-imbursement is made to compensate you for expenses
incurred in responding to emergencies and for training. For more
information and applications, contact Senior Coastal Operations
Officer Gareth Davies by email: email@example.com or telephone
01271 862117. The closing date for applications is June 26th.