A Duty Officer is a senior lifesaver integral to the Surf Life Saving Emergency Response System, supporting beach patrols and acting as a Liaison Officer with emergency services when on scene in emergency incidents. It’s not the Duty Officers responsibility to take over the incident management, but rather support the Patrol Captain in managing the beach/ incident as required.
SLSCC currently has eleven (11) Duty Officers who are rostered on weekends and public holidays throughout the season to support the fifteen (15) surf club patrols. They are not necessarily at the beach for the whole period but must be 100% contactable and able to respond to emergencies and provide support to club patrols when needed.
The rostered Branch Duty Officer will be the first point of call in coastal emergency incidents after hours and outside of the patrol season who will then coordinate the relevant rescue resources required to save a life, including club call out teams, RWC operators, SMAR swimmers and the SLSCC UAV Rescue Service.
Duty Officer Roster: Click here