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Old 28 September 2008, 19:19   #1
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If given the chance who here would like to volunteer to join an RNLI Lifeboat crew or other rescue service?
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Old 28 September 2008, 19:54   #2
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If given the chance who here would like to volunteer to join an RNLI Lifeboat crew or other rescue service?
I would but I'm a bit far from the sea.
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I would but I'm a bit far from the sea.
there is one shore crew that drives from huddersfield to filey 75miles and there were a few shorehelpers and tractor drivers that lived in leeds at one time 60miles
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I'd love to, and have wanted to for a few years now.

However being a family man who also needs to earn a crust, I can't commit regular time to anything.

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Old 29 September 2008, 05:07   #5
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I did do just before I was 17, joined the crew at 17 with my parents consent, best thing I ever did!
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Would love too! I have a heart condition though, doesn't really effect me but would I get through the medical?
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I'd love to, and have wanted to for a few years now. However being a family man who also needs to earn a crust, I can't commit regular time to anything. Nasher
Hmm, how to put this sensitively, your not eligible to crew the ribs:

be under 45 years old (inshore lifeboat) or 55 (all weather lifeboat)

http://www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/re..._a_crew_member

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If given the chance who here would like to volunteer to join an RNLI Lifeboat crew or other rescue service?
I surprised my wife a few years ago when I answered just that question with a "probably not". And its not because I don't want to help people. And its not because the thought of endangering my own life. Its because the thought of my precious time being interupted for trivial nonsence (not the real rescues). Do I really want to waste a sunday afternoon because someone thought a channel marker was an up turned dingy? Or because someone didn't check the tide times and can't be bothered to wait till the causway dries out again etc... all fine if you are sitting doing nothing but sods law they will interefere with normal family or work life after a while!
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Hmm, how to put this sensitively, your not eligible to crew the ribs:

be under 45 years old (inshore lifeboat) or 55 (all weather lifeboat)

http://www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/re..._a_crew_member

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You really can go off people you know.
To crew the RIBs I have 4 years to join up, get trained, and get some time in. I had a very hard paper round as a kid that made me look like this

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Hmm, how to put this sensitively, your not eligible to crew the ribs:

be under 45 years old (inshore lifeboat) or 55 (all weather lifeboat)

http://www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/re..._a_crew_member

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the age limit set by the rnli is owing to the hammering that the crews get and the physical stresses the body goes through ie knee joints ,the age limit on alb is only now advisery owing to age discrim laws or so i have been told .anyhow we all have to step aside at some point to let some one else have a go .
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