RECRUITMENT Drive For Greenock Coastguard Squad

13 August, 2022 | Noticeboard

GREENOCK’S busy Coastguard team is recruiting volunteer rescue officers.

The unit responds to around 160 incidents a year around the Clyde coastline, from Wemyss Bay to Glasgow.

Emergencies range from people in the water and stuck in mud, vessels in distress, searching for missing people, and 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 five to 10 minutes of the team’s base at Greenock Fire Station, have availability during the working day or at night, have a 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 23 January to Friday 27 January and the weekends of 11/12 February and 4/5 March.

Those interested should email for an application pack, saying they are interested in joining the Greenock team. Closing date for applications is 11 September.

More information about the role is available on the Coastguard website.

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