Volunteer of Month – Arthur Deacon
Your role: Coxswain 2 and trainer and assessor
How many hours a week or month? Two hours every Friday night selling raffles tickets and a full weekend on boat crew every four weeks
What you like about volunteering: All my life I have been involved in areas of helping people in unexpected situations and seeing that smile of thanks for helping
How long have you lived on the Cooloola Coast? I have lived in Cooloola Cove for the past six years
Other jobs/roles: Part-time relief driver for Polleys coaches and consultant trainer assessor for mining industry courses. Over the years I have been involved in rescue: volunteer rural fires brigade and warden. honorary ambulance officer, mines rescue member and trainer. road accident rescue and a qualified Justice of the Peace
Your hobbies: Boating, fishing, gardening and time with my wife and two dogs
Other clubs/community groups you belong to: I’m a member of the Safety Institute of Australia.
Favourite book: Anything that has rescue in it
Favourite spot on the coast? The Sandy Straits
Why would you encourage others to come on board? Coastguard is a way of learning a vast amount on boating safety and how to assist people in need, and learning first aid rescue skills
Tin Can Bay Coastguard: call 5486 4290, visit www.coastguard.com.au, or www.facebook.com/coastguard.tincanbay.