Coasting the Coast: Surf Crew Car
Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) has launched a Surf Crew Car on the Sunshine Coast, aimed at educating the thousands of people who flock to the region’s beaches every week.
The new red and yellow vehicle is part of SLSQ’s Surf Crew Program, which is designed to educate members of the community who may not be familiar with Queensland’s coastal conditions.
This new vehicle will enable additional lifesavers and Community Awareness staff to visit surf clubs and busy beach spots along the Sunshine Coast to provide free educational clinics and teach beachgoers how to stay safe in the water.
The Surf Crew Car will be used year-round, visiting local schools and key community events in an effort to reach as many members of the public as possible.
It has also been equipped with a defibrillator, rescue tube, first aid kit and radios to ensure SLSQ has additional resources ready to respond immediately in the event of an emergency situation.
The latest edition to the SLSQ fleet has been made possible due to the Australian Government’s Beach Drowning Blackspot Reduction Program (BDBRP), which has provided funding for the delivery of the Surf Crew Car over three years.