VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!! Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue Team is currently looking for one more volunte - Wednesday 13 February 2019
By Hartlepool Alert
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!! Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue Team is currently looking for one more volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers to join the team for their 2019 intake. Coastguard Rescue Teams are made up entirely of specially trained and equipped volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to a wide range of emergency incidents including persons in the water, technical rope rescue incidents, vulnerable missing person searches and provide a response to flooding both locally and nationally. Coastguard Rescue Teams also work closely with the RNLI and assist with broken down vessels being towed into marinas as well as visiting schools, clubs and community events to promote coastal and water safety. As a Coastguard Rescue Officer you may be called out at any time of the day or night in all weather conditions and may have to work in hazardous situations and carry out physically demanding tasks. As a volunteer you wont be paid however can claim a small amount for your time and expenses. If this sounds like something you would be interested in then they want to hear from you. Full training and equipment is provided and no previous emergency service or maritime experience is required. They do require that you are aged over 18 years, have a full UK driving licence and have good availability. You also need to be reasonably fit and in good health and will require to take a health assessment and meet eyesight and hearing requirements prior to becoming operationally deployable. Being part of a Coastguard Rescue Team is a big commitment and requires regular attendance at training sessions and at emergency incidents. They are particularly interested in people with good daytime availability during the course of the standard Monday to Friday working week. If you meet the above criteria and you are interested in applying, please send a note of interest via email including your name, age, current address, contact number, current employment status and a bit of information about yourself to Hartlepools Coastguards Facebook page. #999Coastguard Search and Rescue its what we do. In a coastal, beach or cliff emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Please Share this post or tag anyone who you think needs a new challenge! Previous applicants will be contacted by the area management team.
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