Killybegs Coast Guard are currently recruiting for new members to join their team.
If you live within a reasonable distance from Killybegs and have the drive and commitment to give your time freely then this is the opportunity for you.
Killybegs Coast Guard’s area of operations includes the Biggest Bay on the Island of Ireland – Donegal Bay, Europe’s highest accessible sea cliffs – Slieve League and they are based in Ireland’s premier fishing port.
Members are requested to between 20 to 50 callouts per year and they range between cliff rescues, alfoat incidents and land based SAR taskings.
New recruits are subject to a Garda Vetting process and will be on probation for their first year.
A spokesperson said: “The first year as a probationary volunteer is quite demanding and all of your basic training/courses will be done inside your first 12months including Manual handling, First Aid, VHF Radio licease and basic search skills course.
“All training will be provided and all associated PPE(Personal Protective Equipment) will be supplied to you.”
So if you feel that you have the time and can commit to the demanding schedule please email the team at Killybegscoastguard@hotmail.com before the 7th of October.
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