Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Dee Tomes - Coastguard Lima

Some sad news from the Station tonight as Coastguard Lima - Dee Tomes - is doing her final IRT cover after three years with the team.

Dee, who is married to lifeboatman Darren Tomes, is spending more and more time in the family business and can't cover as many turns as she'd like so she is stepping aside to let someone else have a go.

Dee's input to the team has been invaluable - in the past she used to be a beachwarden so she knows the ropes there.   She also makes the best bacon sandwiches in Swanage as the team found out prior to a Sunday morning training session last year.

Best of luck in the future Dee, and you are welcome back at the Station any time.

Dee in charge of the Truck

Dee in charge of the helecopter

Dee at the offical opening of a gate at Durlston

Dee moments before the famous Christmas Hat Inferno which regrettably means we'll be dining elsewhere this Christmas

Dee's departure means that there is an opportunity for a new Coastguard Rescue Officer.  You don't need any previous experience as full training is given, but you do need to be reasonably fit, prepared to learn new skills, a team player and prepared to give up some regular time to serve your community.

To see what we do, check out the following MCA videos:

1. Cliff Rescue
2. Search

If you'd like to know more, please get in touch via the website, or drop in to see us at the Coastguard Station in North Beach car park.

1 comment:

John B said...

It's been great haveing you on the team, sad to see you go. But wishing u good luck & success in the family buisness.
Who will be the next Coastguard LIMA? Watch this space.