Inverclyde Now Logo CHANCE To Join Greenock Coastguard Rescue Team

22 August, 2019 | Community Noticeboard

GREENOCK’S Coastguard team is recruiting volunteer rescue officers.

The unit is made up of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds who respond to various types of incidents around the Clyde coastline.

It has been called out to more than 100 emergencies so far in 2019 from Wemyss Bay to Glasgow, ranging from people in the water and stuck in mud, vessels in distress, potential ordnance and medical incidents.

Team members are trained in various skills including water rescue, mud rescue, advanced first aid and pyrotechnic and ordnance response.

Applicants must be over 18, stay or work within 10 minutes of the team’s base at Greenock Fire Station, have good availability during the working day, hold a current driving licence and be physically fit. Those applying will be subject to a criminal record background check.

Candidates must complete a full medical and be available to attend initial training in Greenock from Monday 27 January to Friday 31 January 2020 and the weekend of 15/16 February 2020.

Those interested should email for an application pack. Closing date for applications is Monday 16 September.

More information about the role is available on the Coastguard website

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