2021 Sea Bright Ocean Rescue
2021 Sea Bright Ocean Rescue
Sea Bright Ocean Rescue is hiring for the 2021 lifeguard season. Great pay, awesome equipment, and opportunities for public safety career development that extend past the beach. Come have the summer of your life and make a difference in someone else's life. If you want to work under a nationally accredited water safety program with some of the most talented river and ocean lifeguards in nation, take the first step and apply.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created several hurdles for lifeguard services in the mid-Atlantic region. Available pool space for candidate screening is at a premium and near impossible to secure. As a solution Sea Bright's ranked lifeguards have developed an acceptable solution , a testing day we call "Selection."
First, the applicant will screen and interview in April in order to move on to Selection.
SBOR will be running all of the traditional swim screening events for candidates on the first day of rookie training in May called Selection. Beginning with the core 500 meter timed swim test, the candidate will progress through a series of water confidence stations throughout the morning. By the time the afternoon arrives only those candidates that have passed the morning evolutions will train for the rest of the day as rookie lifeguards.
But first you must pass the in-person screening interview in April.
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 the entire 2020 lifeguard season with 131 days of lifeguard and Fall-Patrol services covering two municipal public oceanfront beaches, one private contracted oceanfront beach, and two municipal public riverfront beaches.
1. Fatal Drownings (guarded and unguarded) 0
2. Preventative Actions 9,073
3. Water Rescue & Assists 221
4. Major Medical Aid (EMS) 40
5. Minor Medical 1st Aid 91
6. Missing Person (found) 38
7. Surf Rescue Team ARRT Activation 85
8. RWC Water Rescues: 20
9. Vessel Boat Assists: 9
10. Water Rescue (mutual aid) 3
With a daily crew of 2-4 roving lifeguard supervisors, 12 ocean lifeguards as well as additional ocean rescue specialists assigned to our dedicated technical water rescue team, SBOR provides protection for two public beach areas within the boro and responds to 2.5 miles of unguarded public beach. We have an additional team of ocean lifeguards protecting one private beach in Sea Bright as part of a municipal private partnership safety contract.
Sea Bright's "river crew" lifeguards oversee aquatic safety at two public river front beaches in the borough of the Highlands as part of a municipal shared services agreement.
After-hours our USLA certified (ARRT) Surf Rescue Team 43-88 responds throughout the boro alongside Sea Bright Fire Rescue and provides mutual aid for water rescues and critical medical emergencies within Sandy Hook National Park and for surrounding town's such as the Highlands, Little Silver, 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.
Inflatable rescue boat (IRB) operations will be added to the Aquatic Rescue Response Team's cache of skills for 2021 . The Arancia is a 14-foot inflatable rigid hull boat made by INMAR and she is powered by a 25-hp Susuki outboard motor. Arancia is on permananent loan from Sea Bright Fire Rescue and will be used primarily for river rescue operations. We are excited to be adding this new tool to our arsenal of motorized water craft. Fun fact: The name Arancia comes from the Italian word for orange and there is little doubt that this little orange boat will save lives in the foreseeable future.
Drowning Guarded Area: 0
Drowning Unguarded Area : 1
Preventative Actions : 25,628
Minor Medical Aid: 480
Major Medical Aid: 188
Missing Persons Found: 136
Boat Vessel Assist: 22
Mutual Aid Code-X: 7
Surf Rescue Team Response : 85
Preventative Actions : 384
Major Medical Aid: 41
Boat Vessel Assist: 9
Mutual Aid Code-X: 1
RWC Responses : 18
Preventative Actions : 140
Boat Vessel Assist: 9
Equipment and Resources
Number of RWC's: 3
Number of engine hours per RWC: 26
Number of RWC Operator Hours (per operator) 24
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 its the pride of our agency. In 2020 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.