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Coastguard Rescue Team's Looking For Volunteers

Coastguard Rescue Team's Looking For Volunteers

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 12:48pm 7th October 2016.

Could you rescue someone in trouble on the Yorkshire Coast?

The Coastguard Rescue team's on the Yorkshire Coast are looking for new volunteers to join them.

There are currently vacancies in Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington.

Training will be provided so you would be able to to respond as part of the team to;

  • help rescue people trapped on the coast, eg on cliffs, stuck in mud or in the water
  • search for missing people
  • report and deal with pollution and other hazards
  • help emergency services and local authorities during emergencies, eg flooding
  • gather information for the coastguard operations centre
  • go to schools, clubs and other public places to tell people about staying safe at sea and along the coast
  • carry out duties for the Receiver of Wreck, eg dealing with wreckage or dead whales and dolphins on the shoreline

Senior Coastguard Operations Officer - Matthew Atkinson - talks about what the role involves...

There is more information available on the Coastguard Website

For an application pack - email area6@mcga.gov.uk

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