During October 2013 a presentation was made to a large number of prospective new volunteers for the St John Cliff Rescue and St John Inshore Rescue Boat teams. Since the presentation a number of volunteers have completed a selection process during November and have commenced training in their chosen rescue area of expertise.
These ‘Expert’ volunteers are working through the competencies associated with their rescue area prior to becoming a full rescue team members early in 2014.
At this stage there are fourteen new volunteers for the St John cliff rescue team. Many of these are members of the Guernsey Mountaineering Club and have previous experience and qualifications.
There are seventeen new volunteers for the St John Inshore Rescue Boat team and many of these people also have previous experience and Royal Yachting Association (RYA) qualifications.