Richard belongs to: Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
Richard is an Advanced Technician with the Ambulance Service. He joined the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade in 1993 and is a Section Leader.
Richard was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 18 January 2006. The interview took place at Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade and lasted 12 minutes and 17 seconds.
What does the sea mean to you?
Mild hypothermia. I try and avoid going in the water as often as possible. I mean that job I mentioned earlier, the bad job, I ended up in the water for that to get this guy off the lifeboat and Iíve spent more times than I would like in the North Sea up to my chest at the wrong time of the morning, in the wrong month of winter, sort of doing various things that, I think thatís it- just cold, very cold but very beautiful.
Richard has 8 memories in the memorynet:
Richard's memories with a Volunteering theme:
- Joining the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
- Changes at Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
- Call out routine
- First serious call out
- The importance of volunteering with the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
- What does the sea mean to you?
- Cliff rescue equipment
Richard's other memories: