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Have you got what it takes?

Have you got what it takes?

Published by Grace Mcgachy
11:36am 6th September 2019.

Have you got what it takes to search, to rescue to save. 

The Hunstanton Coastguard are recruiting volunteers. 

They've been called out to all sorts of incidents over the summer from missing children to stranded kite surfers. 

What to expect as a volunteer (according to Gov.uk) 

As a coastguard rescue officer you:

  • Could be called out at any time of the day or night
  • May have to work in hazardous situations for long hours
  • May have to carry out physically demanding tasks, for example carrying heavy equipment to rescue sites
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Training and equipment
You’ll be given initial training by HM Coastguard, followed by regular training opportunities to keep your skills up to date.

This will include training in:

  • First aid
  • Map work
  • Search techniques
  • Communications
  • Skills you need for your local area, for example, rope rescue, mud rescue

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