RNLI Community Safety Team

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 Community Safety Officer


Le Bretton

Pierre has been involved with the Penlee lifeboat since 2015 and is the Volunteer Community Safety Officer. Pierre's role is to promote the Respect the Water campaign in and around Mounts Bay. He 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

Sam Kent

Sam is a Community Safety Adviser whose role is to support the CSO to promote the RNLI campaigns. Sam is our main link with the sailing and gig rowing communities. 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

Chris Freer

As well as being part of the community safety team in Penlee, Chris is also chair of the Porthleven and District Branch.

Within our community safety team Chris is responsible for developing interventions in the Porthleven area.        

 Community Safety Adviser

Alexander Rodger

Alexander is responsible for Advice Onboard which is a free service provided by the RNLI. Conducted by one of our highly trained volunteers, Advice Onboard is a personal, face-to-face safety advice service that takes place onboard your craft.

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 responsible for our links with Penzance Harbour and the kayaking community. 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 is responsible for our vulnerable persons strategy. 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.