Cromer RNLI appoint new Lifeboat Operations Manager.
John Redmond, has been appointed Lifeboat Operations Manager at Cromer
He has been with Cromer RNLI since 2014 and has fulfilled various roles at the station. John has always had a close connection to the sea, he is ex Royal Navy, working at sea and at Naval hospitals, including 3 years as Aircrew Medic involving Medical Evacuations, Search & Rescue, and as a paramedic.
Overall John has worked in healthcare for 49 years, including 15 years in his role as a paramedic. After leaving theRoyal Navy his career progressed to be a Principal/Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University before coming to Cromer to join the RNLI as shore crew.
At Cromer RNLI he is present Winch Operator and Tractor Driver and also being part of Casualty Trained Crew. He undertook the visits Officer role there until recently and is looking forward to developing the RNLI Family further here in Cromer.
John says: ‘I am honoured to take on the role of LOM.
The Lifeboat Operations Manager role, which is voluntary, involves overseeing the general operation of the lifeboats and the station. They give authority for the lifeboats to launch, liaising with other emergency services as necessary. LOM’s have a key role in the changes and developments of a lifeboat station.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.