Jobs in Dublin: Coast Guard recruits new volunteers for Howth search and rescue team


The Irish Coast Guard is actively recruiting new volunteers for their search and rescue team in Howth.

Seaside lifeguards posted the recruitment announcement today, and those who wish to apply do not need any prior experience.

They posted a link to the application form on their Facebook page, which gave a brief overview of what would be expected for new hires.

The app reads: “We are currently looking to add volunteers to our Search and Rescue Response Unit based in Howth Harbor. Our team is made up entirely of volunteers, with a total of 25 at all times, and is made up of men and women.

“There is some form of activity every week with regular training, classes, assessments and we have responded to over 100 incidents each year. This is not a light time commitment, and your job may need to be. flexible.

“After a 12 month probationary period, successful applicants will receive all personal equipment, uniform and a 112/999 activated pager from the Cliffs and Coastal Emergencies in North Dublin.

“When the pager is activated, we have less than 10 minutes to get to the station, put on our protective gear, load the team vehicles and get to the scene of the incident.

“Members are all on call 24/7, and while we understand that it is not possible to resolve all incidents related to work, family and travel commitments, when your assistance is requested, we still expect a reasonably high turnout percentage. Due to the inherent dangers in the environment, we demand a very high level of participation in training. “

Volunteers must be between the ages of 18 and 65 and no experience is required.

All training will be provided to all recruits.

If you are interested in applying, you can fill out the application form by clicking here.

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