RNLI appeals for more shore crew volunteers
volunteers are being sought to help launch Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's
lifeboats as two of the group's shore team have progressed to
probationary boat crew status.
experience is necessary because training will be provided, says
that is needed is a common sense attitude to life, the ability
to commit oneself to regular training, and basic physical fitness,
within the generally accepted age limits - over the age of 18,"
added a spokesman.
may be male or female, as the RNLI is an equal opportunities organization,
and ideally should be able to attend the lifeboat station quickly
when paged for emergency attendance."
volunteers should attend a Wednesday evening training session
from 7.30pm, and make themselves known to a member of the lifeboat
station management team, where they will be able to discuss requirements
Operations Manager Matt Davies said: "Working within the
RNLI can be very satisfying, and team members often develop life-long
friendships. Shore team members may progress to boat crew, if
young enough, or become involved in tractor driving. Of course,
this is also dependent on operational requirements. Come along
and meet us."