Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Podcast Video 2 - Search and Rescue

...another Podcast from the MCA.

Above: Search for injured cyclist.

"Coastguard Rescue Officers are volunteers who serve HM Coastguard. They give their time and skills to provide a coastal emergency response service. In this podcast we see a team putting their training to use in a search rescue exercise."

Search and Rescue:

Are you interested in being a Coastguard Rescue Officer? You could learn a range of new skills and gets specialist training in a variety of search and rescue methods which depends on the needs of your local area. The role of helping people can be physically and emotionally demanding, but very rewarding. So being able to work under pressure and as part of a team are vitally important

If you are interested in joining the Coastguard Rescue Service, or if you have questions about what it means to be a Coastguard Rescue Officer, then you should contact your local Coastguard Sector Manager, or Station Officer.

If you are interested and would like more details please email us at:-
With your name, address and a contact number and we will give you a ring to discuss.


Freddie said...

Really nice to see some video of coastguard rescue teams in action.

Something that struck me though, would helmets always be worn for a land search? It just seemed a little strange...

Swanage Coastguard said...

Helmets should be worn all the time when on an incident as it forms part of the officers PPE (Personal Protection Equipment). Common sense is usual used but when on a search you may suddenly be working with a helicopter or under a cliff for example so instead of carrying it, its best to be on your head just in case.