Now hiring ocean lifeguards for 2020 season!
The whole lifeguard staff and our rescue team is stoked to see surf rescue technician Murphy take the point man position for the fire department. Chief Murphy leading the fire department is a best case scenario for the town of Sea Bright. Chief Murphy has been a part or our lifeguard service's foundation from day one and has been a primary rescue boat operator and incident commander for 43-88 since the inception of our Borough's Surf Rescue Team. We can think of no better scenario than to have Chief Murphy at the helm or acting Incident Commander when the ocean snatches a life after hours. Congrats brother you deserve it!
On December 7th 2019 the United States Lifesaving Association and it's board of directors certified SBOR as a Personal Rescue Water Craft Agency. We are part of the first group of agencies in the country to be certified in this discipline of motorized water craft rescue (jet ski). Combined with our USLA Open Water Agency Certification and our USLA Aquatic Rescue Response Team Certification we are the only municipality and lifeguard service in the country to possess all 3 categories of national certification. We have finally made national ocean lifeguard history thanks to the hard work of our ocean lifeguards and their dedication to the mission. We are also very thankful for the leadership of our department (Don Klein) and the boro council including former Mayor Long, Mr Rooney, and Mr Birdsall as well as our boro administrator Joe Verruni for standing behind our jet ski rescue team which has so far rescued well over a dozen people from rip currents, assisted numerous boats in distress, recovered one body and prevented hundreds of dangerous incidents and ocean conditions from turning deadly. Rest assure there is plenty more rescue work to be done!
Rookie Screening "Try Outs" One Night Only:
May 16 th at Neptune Aquatic Center 6:30 - 9 pm
River and Ocean Lifeguard positions are open
MAY 1ST 2020 Sea Bright Ocean Rescue will host an Emergency Medical Conference just for ocean lifesaving personnel to be held at our new beach pavilion building . Earn CEU's and train with experienced paramedic educators , trauma physicians and ocean safety experts from across the mid-Atlantic Region. Mark your calendars, more Info to come!
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 4 additional lifeguards oversee aquatic safety at two public river front beaches in the Highlands and we have an additional team of three guards protecting 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.
2020 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 Lt. Andrew Rooney and Lt.. Ryan Dunigan
2020 RWC Rescue Team Challenge Information
Beach warning flag system and vital water safety information.