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Volunteers Wanted To Join Scarborough, Burniston And Filey Coastguard

Volunteers Wanted To Join Scarborough, Burniston And Filey Coastguard

Published by Karen Liu at 8:02am 1st May 2020. (Updated at 7:43am 3rd May 2020)

Could you be part of the Coastguard Rescue teams in Scarborough and Burniston and Filey?

They are wanting to recruit more on-call volunteers across those areas.

Paul Margetts, Deputy Station Officer at Scarborough Coastguard Rescue Team, said:

"Coastguard rescue service is a national emergency service rescuing people in difficulty on the coast, trapped on cliffs, stuck in the mud or in the water.

We provide searches for missing people, set up an emergency helicopter landing site and we report and deal with pollution and other hazards; as well as responding to other emergencies in conjunction with other emergency services like local authorities, police, ambulance and fire.

It takes a lot to be a coastguard volunteer, as with any other volunteers who are with us, most people still have normal jobs.

So predominately, whoever applies needs to over the age of 18, have a full driver's licence, ideally live or work around the Coastguard station which is near Burniston, and we would really like someone who has daytime availability where possible."

The Coastguard say people will also need to be reasonably fit and generally in good health, take a medical test, including eyesight and hearing requirements.

People will also have to able to attend the following initial training dates (subject to COVID-19 restrictions): 

  • 21st - 25th Sept  
  • 3rd - 4th Oct  
  • 24th - 25th Oct 

Or be willing to wait until the next course.

Paul has been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Paddy in the Morning:

Anyone who is interested is asked to email for an application pack 
The completed form should be returned no later than 6pm on Friday 5th June.


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