Will belongs to: Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
Will was invited to join the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade by a neighbour. He is now a Senior Captain. Will is also involved in the North Sea Volunteer Lifeguards.
Will was interviewed by Kylea Little on 18 January 2005. The interview took place at Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade watch house and lasted 23 minutes and 37 seconds.
Number of callouts and working with other rescue services
"Over the last five years, we’ve averaged 110 calls a year"
Over the last five years, we’ve averaged 110 calls a year, so we’re literally on for two calls a week. Normally in the busiest times during the summer period, when there’s more people using the water and the beaches, and the cliff areas, and that’s when we have the difficulties. But again, we’re in close contact with the North Sea Volunteer Lifeguards who provide the lifeguards for the beaches for North Tyneside. We’re all tied into the same radio communication system, same as the lifeboat, so we have a full, extended lifesaving system going during the summer. We’re involved as the brigade, the lifeguards are involved, and the lifeboat.
Will has 8 memories in the memorynet:
Will's memories with a Volunteering theme:
- Call outs attended by Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
- Number of callouts and working with other rescue services
- Health and safety in the Brigade
- Clay pipe smoking competition
Will's other memories: