A RECRUITMENT window for volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers based at Millom has recently opened.

They are a team of volunteers from all backgrounds who are all trained in water rescue, mud rescue, emergency casualty care, lost and missing persons search, plus a number of other core skills.

They have had our busiest year ever in 2020 and have responded to incidents ranging from persons in the water to coastguard helicopter operations.

If you are interested in joining then you must fit the following criteria:

- Have some availability either during the working day or night & if your employer will release you from your own career for incidents where permissible.

- Aged 18 or above.

- Reside or work within 5 - 30 minutes from your chosen station.

- Be physically fit.

- Subject to Criminal Record Background Check

- Full clean UK driving licence

You must complete a full medical and be available to attend our initial New Entry Training in May. Remuneration is covered for your time.

If you feel you have what it takes to join our team, then please email area15@mcga.gov.uk for an application pack.

Visit: www.gov.uk/volunteer-as-a-coastguard to apply, closing date for applications will be Friday, January 15.