Surf Lifeguard training, awards and fitness are all aimed at the development and honing of the skills needed to save a life. It’s why we issue over 4,000 Lifesaving training awards each year. Our 1,998 trained Life Guards recognise and deal with life threatening situations whilst creating, sustaining and managing search and rescue activity to prevent drowning and avoid danger.
The traditions of Surf Life Saving have nurtured and embedded a culture of voluntary search and rescue service in our communities. SLSGB qualified Surf Lifeguards provide advice to members of the public, save lives and administer first aid to beach users.
A typical report from just one of our North Devon Clubs for 2014 shows that they provided the following services;
|Minor first aid incidents||
|Major first aid incidents||
|Assistance to members of the public on the beach||
|Advice to members of the public on the beach||
|Lost or found Children||
That is just one club on one beach, with up to 70 clubs in the SLSGB communities, carrying out these lifesaving activities this demonstrates the true impact and value our clubs provide to beach users.