For season 2011-2012, beach patrols are conducted by volunteer lifesavers from
Saturday 12 November 2011 until Monday 9 April 2011.
Patrol hours are generally:
Saturdays 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Sundays and Public Holidays 11:00am - 5:30pm.
A patrol area of about 50m, between the red & yellow flags is generally set north and south of the clubrooms inside the 'No Boating' Zone. This is the area designated for swimmers.
Lifesavers also conduct mobile patrols and boat patrols over a wider area of Frankston Beach.
Information for Patrolling Members
To Become a Life Saver
There's something for everyone.
If you can swim, you may become qualified with either your Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) for 13 - 14 year olds, or Bronze Medallion for 15 y'o and over. With these awards you can perform water rescues. Other specialist awards include Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crew and Driver and more.
For swimmers and non swimmers, other awards available include Radio Operator, Advanced Resuscitation Techniques, Senior First Aid Certificate or Spinal Management.
Once qualified, you will be allocated to a Patrol Team where you will work with a core group of 5 or more people on your team's rostered patrols. You also have the option to volunteer for additional days with other teams, to get to know more members and to gain extra experience.
We ask our patrollers to complete a minimum of 25 patrol hours for us, each season. Lifesavers are also required to maintain their knowledge and fitness levels and to undergo an annual proficiency assessment of their current patrolling award.
Victorian Emergency Services
Through our affiliation with Life Saving Victoria, Frankston Life Saving Club is a member of the Victorian Emergency Services network, in partnership with Victoria Police, State Emergency Service, Volunteer Coast Guard, Country Fire Authority and Ambulance services. As such, we have a contracted obligation to provide marine safety, search and rescue services to our local community.
This is why members signing up for a Senior Active membership are required to obtain appropriate Awards and to complete the minimum number of hours of volunteer beach patrols each season.