Life Savers play a critical role in ensuring the safety of beachgoers at Victorian beaches. They are trained volunteers who patrol the beaches, providing surveillance and rescue services to those in need.
The main role of Life Savers is to prevent drownings and other beach-related accidents by keeping a watchful eye on the water, identifying potential hazards and providing assistance to swimmers in distress. They are trained in rescue techniques and use rescue equipment such as surf skis, paddleboards, and inflatable rescue boats to reach people in need quickly.
Life Savers also provide first aid services to beachgoers who are injured or unwell, and they work closely with other emergency services, such as paramedics and the police, to coordinate rescue and medical response efforts.
In addition to their core responsibilities, Life Savers also educate the public about beach safety, and they are involved in various community outreach programs to promote water safety and encourage responsible behavior on the beach.
It is important to note that Life Savers are volunteers, who give their time and effort to keep the beach safe, they are not a substitute for professional lifeguards, they are there to assist and give advise but not to take the sole responsibility of the safety of beachgoers.