Member status is mainly a recognition of long-term devotion to IRESC. IRESC expects Members to support the organization in word as well as deed. They will show a more regular presence and a higher degree of dedication than Supporters. The aspiration to train in the skill areas required by IRESC, such as qualifying as an NCS or learning how to manage our on-line systems as an administrator, would be encouraged at Member level. Over time, the aim would be for Members to aspire to an Officer position.
This would be accelerated if the Member was willing to take on some, many outstanding projects that would help IRESC to develop. Alternatively, outstanding expertise in a discipline required by IRESC would also attract promotion. Members should be willing to share such knowledge with others by providing or assisting with training. Members are granted access to all the IRESC on-line systems so that they can take the fullest part in our emergency support activities.
Members also receive a personal IRESC email address for use in all communication on behalf of the organization. Members must remain significantly active within the organization – if their presence falls away then, over time, levels of privileged access will cease and they may be returned to Supporter class.