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RNLI Visit 22nd November 2018

As part of our Asdan course and ongoing independent living sessions we all visited the RNLI lifeboat station in Clacton and had a guided tour which was very interesting, we also learnt during the presentation what also the RNLI does for the community around our coastline.

We also enjoyed watching a few videos on what RNLI does in the community and at sea during there rescues, we also found out how much a suit that RNLI team members wear the cost was astonishing and the purpose of all the kit, for example we learnt that first a thermal base layer is put on to reduce the risks of hypothermia, followed by an all in one dry suit which is made from waterproof gortex and rubber seals and complete with boots and a helmet kit is vital to keeping crew members safe and healthy because without it they would also become casualties themselves.

We then had a look at all the different lifeboats and learned what situation they are best suited to example the most common lifeboat used is the D Class or B Class 85 inshore lifeboat, as these are smaller general all weather and can reach places others cannot, for major situations ie mayday call outs or threat to life, the Teymarch all weather self righting lifeboat is used or they might call in the coastguard helicopter for assistance.

We also learnt the lifeboat community is one big family, as people often volunteer their time after working hours to respond to a pager callout, which could mean missing out on down time or family in order to save another life.

Anyone could volunteer their time helping even if they don't have experience, as it is all learning and upmost teamwork, special thanks to Dennis for his fantastic informative briefing a great organisation and we all truly loved it...

Thank you once again

RNLI Visit 22nd November 2018

As part of our Asdan course and ongoing independent living sessions we all visited the RNLI lifeboat station in Clacton and had a guided tour which was very interesting, we also learnt during the presentation what also the RNLI does for the community around our coastline.

We also enjoyed watching a few videos on what RNLI does in the community and at sea during there rescues, we also found out how much a suit that RNLI team members wear the cost was astonishing and the purpose of all the kit, for example we learnt that first a thermal base layer is put on to reduce the risks of hypothermia, followed by an all in one dry suit which is made from waterproof gortex and rubber seals and complete with boots and a helmet kit is vital to keeping crew members safe and healthy because without it they would also become casualties themselves.

We then had a look at all the different lifeboats and learned what situation they are best suited to example the most common lifeboat used is the D Class or B Class 85 inshore lifeboat, as these are smaller general all weather and can reach places others cannot, for major situations ie mayday call outs or threat to life, the Teymarch all weather self righting lifeboat is used or they might call in the coastguard helicopter for assistance.

We also learnt the lifeboat community is one big family, as people often volunteer their time after working hours to respond to a pager callout, which could mean missing out on down time or family in order to save another life.

Anyone could volunteer their time helping even if they don't have experience, as it is all learning and upmost teamwork, special thanks to Dennis for his fantastic informative briefing a great organisation and we all truly loved it...

Thank you once again

RNLI Visit 22nd November 2018

As part of our Asdan course and ongoing independent living sessions we all visited the RNLI lifeboat station in Clacton and had a guided tour which was very interesting, we also learnt during the presentation what also the RNLI does for the community around our coastline.

We also enjoyed watching a few videos on what RNLI does in the community and at sea during there rescues, we also found out how much a suit that RNLI team members wear the cost was astonishing and the purpose of all the kit, for example we learnt that first a thermal base layer is put on to reduce the risks of hypothermia, followed by an all in one dry suit which is made from waterproof gortex and rubber seals and complete with boots and a helmet kit is vital to keeping crew members safe and healthy because without it they would also become casualties themselves.

We then had a look at all the different lifeboats and learned what situation they are best suited to example the most common lifeboat used is the D Class or B Class 85 inshore lifeboat, as these are smaller general all weather and can reach places others cannot, for major situations ie mayday call outs or threat to life, the Teymarch all weather self righting lifeboat is used or they might call in the coastguard helicopter for assistance.

We also learnt the lifeboat community is one big family, as people often volunteer their time after working hours to respond to a pager callout, which could mean missing out on down time or family in order to save another life.

Anyone could volunteer their time helping even if they don't have experience, as it is all learning and upmost teamwork, special thanks to Dennis for his fantastic informative briefing a great organisation and we all truly loved it...

Thank you once again