Marcus Grinblat ESM
Vice Captain Communications
Victoria State Council
Marcus Grinblat joined Australian Volunteer Coast Guard at an early age as a junior member.
Whilst working my way through seamanship qualifications, Marcus became a skipper of a rescue vessel when 22 years of age, and also took an interest in the radio communications of the organisation.
Through this interest he went on to make a professional career in electronics, having worked for companies such as Polar Electronic Industries, Standard Communications and Offshore Marine Electronics. As time went on, Marcus became more involved in the design and maintenance of Coast Guard radio communication system.
Marcus presently holds the position of Coast Guard Radio Communications Manager for Australian Volunteer Coast Guard – Victoria. He coordinate a technical team of volunteers who perform upgrade, maintenance and repair issues on a day to day basis in order to keep the Coast Guard Communications Centre at Sandringham (Victoria) always fully operational.
Marcus has been awarded the Emergency Services Medal (ESM) for services to the emergency sector.
Today’s challenge is to keep abreast of technological advances and requirements to effectively maintain an efficient Search & Rescue organisation.
Marcus is actively involved in search and rescue vessel callouts and member training holding MSV NC1 coxswain certificate and CertIV in workplace training and assessment.