If you decide to become a member, you will be an important part of the national Search and Rescue (SAR) organisation and a vital link in the security of our coastline through contact with HM Coastguard, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Police and UK Border Force (UKBF). You will be joining a dedicated band of volunteers who will be delighted to welcome you.
There is close collaboration with HM Coastguard, and we possess what is termed ‘Declared Facility Status’, which means that Exmouth NCI is treated as a bona fide search and rescue resource, qualified to assist HM Coastguard as required.
When you volunteer to become a member of NCI, you will be invited to an initial meeting at the Tower with our Membership Officer, followed by an induction watch. Should you wish to continue, you will become a "Watchkeeper Under Training". You will then begin working through the training checklist with the goal of becoming a fully certified Watchkeeper. You will conduct your training whilst on watch under the guidance of senior and experienced NCI Trainers and Members.
NCI accepts applications for full membership from anyone over the age of 18, and for cadet membership 16 and over; no previous experience is required, as full training is provided.
If you are interested in joining us, please contact us by emailing Mary and ask for an Application Form. Alternatively, come to one of our meetings or events, or even simply pop along and visit when the Tower is open, and see what we do for yourself.
All visitors are welcome - just look out for the NCI flag flying from the Tower which tells you we're on duty.