Queensferry RNLI Proud of Volunteers who Complete Crew Training Program

Lifeboats News Release

Success is best when it is shared! Queensferry RNLI are very proud to announce four of their volunteers have become fully qualified crew.

L-R Dean, Stuart, Kat and Julie walking down the slip with Queensferry RNLI Lifeboat 'Jimmie Cairncross' in the back ground.

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L-R Dean, Stuart, Kat and Julie

Dean, Stuart, Kat and Julie, have completed the rigorous RNLI ILB (Inshore Lifeboat) training program, lasting over two years.

Like all lifeboat crews, the volunteers at Queensferry RNLI train together every week, at sea and ashore. During the challenges of lockdown, training was held over the internet.

The weekly RNLI training focusses on teamwork, technical competence, and safe operating procedures covering everything from boat-handling, search and rescue, and navigation, to radar training, radio communications and casualty care.

With only 1 in 10 volunteers joining the RNLI from a professional maritime occupation, training is especially important which is why all crew members are provided with first class training, equipment, guidance, and support.

Stuart, said: ‘The training we receive is professional, and helps prepare and develop us all to a high standard, no matter what our background is.’

Kat, said: ‘I feel really privileged to be part of the RNLI family and it’s nice to celebrate these milestones together as one crew’.

Queensferry RNLI are very certainly proud of their crowd, and thank all of their volunteers in being dedicated to their training during the recent challenging times.

Volunteers at Queensferry RNLI are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to be part of the charity that saved lives at sea.

The RNLI always advises anyone who requires assistance, or who sees someone else in trouble, to call 999 and ask for the UK Coastguard. They will then alert the appropriate RNLI lifeboat.

ENDS


Photo credit

The attached photo shows L-R Dean, Stuart, Kat and Julie walking down the slip with Queensferry RNLI Lifeboat 'Jimmie Cairncross' in the background.

Notes to editor

The RNLI is the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Queensferry RNLI is based on the Hawes Pier, Queensferry EH30 9TB. The lifeboat station was founded in 1967 and the volunteer crew use an inshore Atlantic 85 B-Class lifeboat Jimmie Cairncross.


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Martin Macnamara, Regional Media Manager (Scotland), on 07920 365929 or [email protected]

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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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