RNLI lifeboat station is recruiting for new volunteers
lifeboat station is looking for volunteers to join its existing
station in Burnham's Pier Street is particularly keen in hearing
from local people who are available during the daytime and live
and work close by.
crews respond at a moment's notice when their pagers go off and
give up their time and comfort to save lives at sea and are regularly
called away from their families, their beds and their work, 24 hours
well as going out on rescues, crew members also commit to regular
training afloat and onshore, and additional specialist training.
The team trains on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, subject
to operational commitments.
crew members operate the lifeboats during rescues and are responsible
for their safety and the safety of those they rescue.
crew provide a vital link in the chain, by launching and recovering
the lifeboat, and making sure it is ready for the next call.
Lifeboat Press Officer Ian Brown says: "If you're interested
why not pop along to the station on a Wednesday evening where you
can see the boats, meet some of the crew and have an informal chat
about the volunteering roles available."
The larger Atlantic 75 lifeboat Staines Whitfield in company with
the smaller D class lifeboat Burnham Reach (RNLI/Ian Brown)