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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Saves Lives at Sea



Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat station is currently looking to recruit volunteer launching crew and lifeboat crewmembers.

The station has positions for four tractor drivers and four lifeboat crewmembers. Two information events will be held on Wednesday 19th June at 8pm and Sunday 23rd June at 10am in the lifeboat station for prospective volunteers to come down and find out more about the roles.

Recruitment Manager Neil Martin continues, ‘We are looking for new volunteers who would like to get involved with the RNLI, and have some spare time to give. We require four launching crew and four boat crew who must live in Kinghorn.

‘The launching crew will drive the tractor which is used to launch the lifeboat, and you should be aged between 17 and 65 with a full UK driving licence. Boat crew must be aged 17-45 and be physically fit.

‘You do not need any maritime experience for either role; we provide all the training required, and this often stands you in good stead for employment and other parts of your life.

‘I would urge anyone who is interested in becoming part of the organisation to come along to one of our information events where they can speak to some of our existing members, and find out how volunteering for the RNLI could fit into your life.

‘The RNLI has around 7,600 volunteer crewmembers, shore crew and management, and in 2012 we saved 328 lives around the coast of the UK and Ireland.’