Lough Derg RNLI is recruiting shore crew to join their lifesaving team

Lifeboats News Release

Lough Derg RNLI is recruiting new volunteers to join their lifesaving team for shore duty in roles as Deputy Launching Authority, Additional Lifeboat Mechanic and Tractor Driver

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat 'Jean Spier' launching with four crew on board

RNLI/Eleanor Hooker

Shore crew have a central role in securing the safety of the lifeboat and the men and women launching their craft to rescue those in peril on the water. They ensure the successful and smooth operations of the RNLI’s lifesaving work within the station.

As a volunteer with the RNLI you will gain new skills and enjoy the satisfaction of giving back to your community. The RNLI will provide all training to fulfil your role. You will be supported at all times by the close team of existing volunteers at the station and by the RNLI.

The role of Deputy Launching Authority is central to operations within all RNLI lifeboat stations, as this volunteer initiates the launch of the lifeboat when requested by the Coast Guard. Once the decision to launch is made, crew pagers are activated and both lifeboat crew and shore crew immediately travel to the station to attend to the call out.

More details and a link to the application form are here https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/deputy-launching-authority-lough-derg-496117.html?_ga=2.141059569.212455215.1659343023-66327327.1658149836

The role of the Inshore Lifeboat Mechanic will be to work alongside the current Station Mechanic to maintain all Search and Rescue equipment (the lifeboat, Tractor, Trailer and volunteers’ Personal Protective Equipment). This is done according to a planned maintenance schedule. In this position the volunteer will contribute to the operational efficiency of the lifeboat station and its lifeboat and equipment. To enable the mechanic to fulfil his/her role, the RNLI provides all training and support up to a competence level through the charity’s Competency Based Training.

More details and a link to the application form are here https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/ilb-mechanic-lough-derg-496115.html?_ga=2.141059569.212455215.1659343023-66327327.1658149836

RNLI Lough Derg is bringing into operation a Tractor & Trailer in order to conduct haul outs as part of our planned maintenance programme. The role of the Tractor Driver is to take charge of the launch vehicle and rig during the launch and recovery of the Inshore Lifeboat. For this position, the volunteer will maintain their competence through the RNLI’s Competency Based Training. Another vital role, the tractor driver contributes to the operational efficiency of the station, lifeboats and equipment.

More details and a link to the application form are here https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/volunteer-tractor-driver-lough-derg-496112.html?_ga=2.141059569.212455215.1659343023-66327327.1658149836

Lough Derg RNLI, located in Dromineer on the Tipperary shore of Lough Derg, is one of four Lifeboat Stations on the Shannon-Erne waterways. Today, it is a busy Station covering the entire length of Lough Derg. The Lifeboat Crew are all volunteers, headed up by the Lifeboat Operations Manager and Deputy Launching Authorities and supported by a Shore Crew team. All boat and shore crew follow the RNLI’s national Competency Based Training Scheme and respond to pagers when there is a request to launch the lifeboats.

We hope you can join our team at Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station.


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Notes to editors

Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 2004. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/lough-derg-lifeboat-station

A photo of Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/RNLILoughDerg/

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For more information please telephone Eleanor Hooker, Lough Derg RNLI volunteer helm and Lifeboat Press Officer on 0877535207 or [email protected] or Nuala McAloon, Regional Media Officer on 0876483547 [email protected] or Niamh Stephenson, Regional Media Manager on 0871254124 or [email protected]

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around Ireland and the UK. The RNLI operates 46 lifeboat stations in Ireland. The RNLI is independent of government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, the charity has saved over 142,700 lives.

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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

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