22 Nippers completed over 70 hours of USLA curriculum based open water lifesaving training including medical CPR AED training by the AHA. These Junior Lifeguards culminated their 2 week training course with an extensive testing process including an open ocean 500 meter swim and several rescue scenarios. The Nippers who have qualified will sit the stand with our lifeguards for the rest of the season.
The primary mission of Sea Bright Ocean Rescue is to protect the public and prevent drowning by providing a nationally accredited beach safety program utilizing exemplary modern lifeguarding techniques and water rescue procedures.
This summary covers 97 days of lifeguard services staffed by a roster of 18 ocean lifeguards and 12 Ocean Rescue Specialists covering 2 public ocean front beaches, 1 private contracted ocean beach and 2 river front beaches.
1. Fatal Drownings (guarded and unguarded) 0
2. Preventative Actions 5,297
3. Water Rescue & Assists 97
4. Major Medical Aid (EMS) 33
5. Minor Medical 1st Aid 83
6. Missing Person (found) 17
7. Surf Rescue Team ARRT Activation 68
8. RWC Water Rescues: 4
9. Vessel Boat Assists: 6
10. Code-X (mutual aid) 1
With a daily crew of 2-3 roving lifeguard supervisors, 10-15 ocean lifeguards as well as a dedicated technical rescue team, SBOR provides protection for two public beach areas within the boro and responds to 2.5 miles of privately lifeguarded and unguarded public beach. In addition our Ocean Rescue supervisors and 7 additional lifeguards oversee aquatic safety at two public river front beaches in the Highlands and one private beach in Sea Bright.
After-hours our USLA certified (ARRT) Surf Rescue Team 43-88 responds throughout the boro and along with Sea Bright Fire Rescue provides automatic aid for water rescues and critical medical emergencies within Sandy Hook National Park and for the surrounding town's such as the Highlands and Rumson. Our rescue team is sometimes called to neighboring boros to assist in the search and recovery of missing swimmers who are presumed drowned, otherwise known as a Code-X.
Information about Sea Bright's lifeguard services as well as reactive rescue and medical response capabilities.
Sea Bright's multi-departmental 24 hour ARRT aquatic rescue response team specializing in high surf rescue, rapid underwater search and rescue medical aid/evacuation, and drowning resuscitation.
2019 Job Announcement for Rookie Ocean Lifeguard and River Safety Lifeguard.
Learn more about our lifeguard training and certification program.
The Sea Bright Junior Lifeguard program is truly a drowning prevention program and it is the pride of our agency. In 2018 we had well over 250 registered JG's that participated in our water safety and drowning prevention courses.
Click on the button below to learn about our small crew competition team led by Sgt. Andrew Rooney
2018 Ocean Rescue Relay Boro Invitational Information
Beach warning flag system and vital water safety information.
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