RNLI Community Safety Team

 

 Community Safety Officer

Sam Kent

Sam is our Volunteer Community Safety Officer whose role is to promote the Respect the Water campaign in and around Mounts Bay. Sam is also a volunteer crew member on the Penlee Lifeboat. 

Away from the lifeboat world Sam is a teacher at Mounts Bay Academy and RYA sailing instructor.

 Community Safety Adviser

Pierre
Le Bretton

Pierre is part of the Community Safety team, his role is to promote and underpin the RNLI's Respect the Water message by attending local events and advising seafarers when required.

Pierre has been involved with the Penlee lifeboat since 2015. He works for the 'Cornish Framing Company' and is a keen amateur photographer.

Pierre isn't the only member of his family involved with the Penlee Lifeboat, his brother, Marcel, is a crew member.

 Community Safety Adviser

Anthony
Wilkins

Anthony is part of the Community Safety team, his role is to promote and underpin the RNLI's Respect the Water message by attending local events and advising seafarers when required.

Anthony is new to volunteering for the RNLI, however he's not a stranger to sea safety as Anthony works for the Royal Navy specialising in Air Operations, crash rescue firefighting, instruction and quality assurance of Sea Safety; and coaching and mentoring to improve performance.

 Community Safety Adviser

Martyn Chambers

Martyn is part of the Community Safety team, his role is to promote and underpin the RNLI's Respect the Water message by attending local events and advising seafarers when required.

Martyn is no stranger to Sea Safety as he's a volunteer at the Penzance National Coastwatch Institution. Martyn is a retired ex Army Officer, on retirement from the Army he joined the Fire and Rescue Service and on retirement from that he moved to Cornwall. Martyn's Army service and his other volunteering gives him a very unique take on the way safety advice is delivered.

 Community Safety Adviser

Chris Freer

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 Community Safety Adviser

Alexander Rodger

Alexander is part of the Community Safety team, his role is to promote and underpin the RNLI's Respect the Water message by attending local events and advising seafarers when required. 

Alexander has worked on or around boats since he could walk, growing up on the Isles of Scilly, Safety was key from a young age. Alexander has been volunteering as part of the Sea Cadets, instructing, and promoting sea safety since 2009. His hobbies include sailing, powerboating, water-skiing, jet skiing, and anything connected with the sea.

 Community Safety Adviser

Richard Uren

Richard is a part time lecturer at Truro College, he also runs a sea kayak coaching business delivering leadership and safety training to kayakers.

Richard is a longstanding committee member of Penzance Canoe Club and is a local volunteer for British Canoeing.

 Community Safety Adviser

Heather Taylor-Nicolson

Heather was previously a registered Nurse and served as an Auxiliary Coastguard at Gwennap Head from 1988 – 1994. Heather then went on to become a Station Controller at Gwennap with the National Coastwatch Institute from 1996 - 1998.

Other interests include being a volunteer with the Brain Tumour Support Charity and Neighbourhood Watch.