Who does after hours rescues?

The Emergency Response Groups (ERG) are designed to be an after-hours callout service to complement and support emergency services through our skills and equipment during times of need.

In 2009 SLSQ signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Queensland Government which can now see volunteer surf lifesavers tasked to assist with natural disasters, emergency situations and various other after-hours callouts.

SLSQ now has established Emergency Response Groups operating in all regions across the state, providing vital assistance to emergency service authorities and agencies during times of crisis.

SLSQ continues to directly work with the Queensland Police Service, Queensland Ambulance Service, State Emergency Service, Emergency Management Queensland, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service and Local Disaster Management Groups to develop key strategies as to how our resources and volunteers can best be used during emergency situations.

Tibor van Maas