Earlier this summer, lifeguards were surprised to find a super cool gift from Highlands' residents Joanna and Larry Pomason. The Pomason's purchased and then donated two heavy duty beach cruisers specifically for our lifeguards to utilize for our river lifesaving operations and general tasks. We cannot thank Joanna and Larry enough for this quiet act of generosity. The Pomason's donated these bikes to "make the lifeguards day a little easier." Sea Bright's river lifeguards appreciate this donation and will use these bikes for many many years 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.
Seasons 2015, 2016 and 2017- 45 weeks total
1. Fatal Drownings (guarded) 0
2. Preventative Actions 6,000
3. Water Rescue & Assists 262
4. Medical Aid (EMS) 90
5. Minor Medical 1st Aid 279
6. Missing Person (found) 98
7. Mutual Aid missing swimmer 6
With a daily crew of two roving lifeguard supervisors, ten ocean lifeguards and a dedicated rescue team SBOR provides protection for two public beach areas within the boro and responds to 3.5 miles of privately lifeguarded and unguarded public beach. In addition our Ocean Rescue supervisors oversee a two beach NSLA certified river safety operation in the Highlands.
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.
2018 Job Announcement for Rookie Ocean Lifeguard and NSLA 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.