Published: May 18,
Coastguards to hold recruitment open evening today
Coastguards will be holding an open evening today (Wednesday)
for potential new volunteer rescuers to find out more about joining
open evening will be held at Burnham's seafront Coastguard Station
is your chance to come along and chat to some of our team while
getting to know a bit more about what is involved," said
you are interested in joining then this is your opportunity to
ask questions and find out what our newest recruits have learnt
and to hear about their experiences from the past six months."
mud rescue demonstration will also be held on Saturday morning
at 10.30am for potential new recuits to see the team in action.
Coastguard is responsible for Search and Rescue around the coast
of the UK, as well as at sea, and to respond to emergencies there
are around 400 Coastguard Rescue Teams placed strategically around
teams are made up from men and women from the local community
who volunteer their time to learn new skills and help those in
come from all walks of life. Among them are doctors, fishermen,
office managers, carpenters and driving instructors. Some are
experienced coastal users but this is not a necessity as full
training is provided.
are trained in lots of different rescue skills. Whilst all are
qualified in Water Rescue, Communications and First Aid, teams
may have additional skills such as Cliff Rescue and Mud Rescue
depending on their local coastline.
find out more about the role of volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officer
and find out how to apply please visit www.gov.uk/coastguard-volunteers
or email firstname.lastname@example.org