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Old 07 August 2014, 16:51   #21
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Okay a bit about me I am a helm on inshore and offshore lifeboats I've been doing it for many years now. I have experience in situations on sinking vessels to people searches and medical evacuations. As I said I would be safety boat and flood and river rescue as well. We have had A few floods here and no team to deal with it other than the fire service that only has one RIB.
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Old 07 August 2014, 17:12   #22
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I get that. But I specifically asked if you had certain bits of paper. Turn up at an event I'm running I want bits of paper not a window sticker on your car that says RNLI crew member...

When ur RNLI rescuing you are a team. You do something daft one of your team also you and keep you on track. They do something stood you also them. You on your own or with a non RNLI mate and it's all on you... After all ur lifeboat so you must know what ur doing ..

You say there were no boats for flood work? So why not use a RNLI flood boat?

Most floods seem to be once in 60 year type events. Granted not all but most. So setting up a flood rescue for somewhere that flooded this year may be pointless. But somewhere 30 miles away may flood... But how would you know you were needed if you are not in among it and not a declared facility...

If I was RNLI I think I'd want to be available for them if there was an incident rather than messing about on my own rubber dinghy.

There are groups out there... Northern exposure has at least one guy who posts on here... Don't know how they work or are resourced but I think I'd speak to them and see if you can "work" for them with your rib...
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Old 07 August 2014, 17:13   #23
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I have a yacht master ocean
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Old 07 August 2014, 17:14   #24
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I didn't say that. Yes the rnli have a flood rescue team but they have never been deployed here in floods
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But i do see what you are saying.. Sorry for loads if replies I'm out and on my phone haha. Ill just use the rib for fun then and the odd event voluntary
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For a helm on the RNLI and a yacht master, I'd have thought you'd know more about this type of thing. Do the other crew never talk about yacht clubs, events, rescue etc? Go ask them.
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I believe you should contact the Serve On mob. They arrange training and support and are always looking for volunteers. They can help you with this. Sounds as though you are a willing volunteer without a cause, they should be able to help?
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Do you have a contact number or website?
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Thanks for that. Looks just what I'm looking for
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