Kris belongs to: Cullercoats RNLI
Kris has lived in Cullercoats all his life. He works as a fireman and has been involved with the RNLI since he was 17.
Kris was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 20 November 2005. The interview took place at Cullercoats RNLI wtach house and lasted 5 minutes and 35 seconds.
Call out routine
"Even to this day you still get that initial sort of jump, little burst of adrenaline"
Even to this day you still get that initial sort of jump, little burst of adrenaline, you know, it always seems to catch you out. And basically with me living close I just run down and get down here as quick as I can and try and start thinking about whatís going to be going on and just getting more level-headed, you know than just run round mindlessly or something like that which can happen when you first get it, the first time it goes off obviously, thereís a bit of a panic on.
A mixture of physical and mental- it depends on the sea state at the time. If itís flat and calm you can be a lot more relaxed. Obviously we struggle getting out of this harbour in rougher weather so itís all about time and experience. And it can beÖthereís a lot to think about besides the actual physical elements.Sound of the pager
Kris has 6 memories in the memorynet:
Kris's memories with a Roles and Routines theme:
- Call out routine
- Types of call out and atmosphere
Kris's other memories: