Volunteers from Serve On's International Response Team (IRT) and Community Resilience Teams (CRTs) have had a productive weekend brushing up on their flood rescue techniques.
Thanks to the excellent facilities at Hayling Island Sailing Club they were able to get their rescue boats out on the water for some useful practice on sledding, wading and boat handling skills.
The conditions were ideal and though the weather was benign it is the lessons you learn calmly and thoughtfully, and get to practice over and over again, that you can fall back on when the going is much tougher.
IRT membrer Elle said: "It was a great weekend. I learned loads, it was superbly organised and superb instruction."
Salisbury CRT member Barrie said: "A big thank-you to our white helmets for organising and delivering such a great water weekend.
"HISC is a great venue and they looked after us royally. The training was great and I can't wait for the next session."
Our international and national team members train together regularly in order to support our emergency service colleagues whenever and wherever they are needed.
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Watch Serve On volunteers Faye and Patrick learning capsize drills here. Video by Steve Pickering.