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RNLI volunteer granted vital training

Sat, 07 Sep 2019

Chloe Spooner, 21
Chloe Spooner, 21

A young volunteer crew member at Peel RNLI lifeboat station has had a vital part of her crew training funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

21-year-old Chloe Spooner from Peel recently travelled to the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset, to complete the charity’s Crew Emergency Procedures course.

Chloe, now starting her career as an English teacher at Ramsey Grammar School, joined up as a volunteer crew member for the charity at the age of 17 while still a Sixth Form student. 

A keen scuba diver since the age of 12, Chloe appreciates the vital lifesaving work of the RNLI and is grateful that she is able to play a role in that work.   

She explained:  ‘After a successful shout it is such a good feeling to know that you have helped save a life.’

The course sees volunteer crew being trained in a variety of crucial subjects such as how to deal with fires aboard lifeboats, how to ‘abandon ship’ in the event of an emergency (with a 4m jump into water), team survival swimming, coping in a life-raft in simulated darkness, how to right a capsized inshore lifeboat, and the importance of lifejackets. It also includes sessions on the correct use of flares, fire extinguishers and throw bags.

 


 

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