At Port Noarlunga SLSC lifesaving is our number one priority and our members take this responsibility very seriously.
Patrols are a great way to spend time at the beach, building skills and developing close knit relationships within the patrol team. This ensures team work is at the fore creating a safe and fun environment for both lifesavers and the general public.
A patrol team consists of around 10 people, including a captain and vice-captain who are responsible for leading the patrol and keeping all on the beach safe. They also have access to additional services including the SLSSA Jet rescue boat and Westpac Helicopter. These additional resources can often be seen stopping in and liaising with the patrol on the beach.
Our members generally patrol from mid October to mid April between 12pm and 5pm, weekends and public holidays. You can find our lifesavers under the tent on the beach, always on hand to assist with first aid, preventative actions and surf safety information.
Our life savers use a range of equipment on the beach including rescue boards and tubes, first aid kits, defib and oxygen, radios for communication, the Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) and the patrol vehicle.
When patrolling, our lifesavers can be found wearing:
- Yellow Patrol shirt
- Red Patrol shorts
- Red and Yellow quartered cap
- Cap / Hat
On inclement days, warm outer clothing that can be removed quickly eg. Track pants / zip up jackets can be worn to help protect them from the elements.
SURF COM 13 7873 (13SURF) is the phone number available to request assistance from surf lifesavers. This number operates 24/7 being answered by State lifesaving personnel or duty officers outside of patrol hours.
NOTE: IN A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY PLEASE PHONE 000