Over 300 volunteers
Here is a little guest post from Ian Brown about the work of the Swanage coastguard.
Their website can be found here.
The Blogspot where I originally discovered them can be found here
Whilst its shows the lighter side of the Coastguard we hope it promotes some very important safety messages to the public.
Our work is very different to any other rescue service, from giving advice, supporting other category one responders to rope rescues.
But its not just us, its a huge team effort, from the family and friends of the team – National Coastwatch, RNLI, local council just to name a few. The important point is the safety of the community and visitors to our coast.
Featured Image Source: I, Roger fournier [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) used with his permission via Wikimedia Commons