Season 2015-2016 comes to an end - Patrol Flags down!
With the flags now down we can look back onto another season with NO LIVES LOST on Bulli beach – a great achievement and a big thank you to all patrol teams as well as volunteers and congratulations for a job well done. 103 years of history in the making with no lives lost in this period of time whilst our members have been on patrol...outstanding.
A bit of an update on 20 March the patrol was audited for the last time as part of the seasonal auditing program run by SLSI and Wollongong City Council Lifeguard Service. Patrol Team 3 under the captainship of Mick Harris got another full score of 100%, which completes the audits for the season – all with top scores.
Very busy Easter and ANZAC Day long weekends saw all patrol teams and extra volunteers on duty conducting large numbers of preventative actions to keep beach goers safe from sometimes very dangerous surf conditions, often towards the southern half of the beach adjacent to the caravan park and near Woonona pool.
To put the last season into numbers – on Bulli Beach we had a total of
- · 135 members patrolling and providing water safety
- · 4,130 volunteer hours of patrols and water safety
- · 37 rescues
- · 41 first aid provisions
- · 673 preventative actions
- · 1 lost and then found child
- · 23 incident reports completed
Massive thank you to all of our lifesaving team led by Club Captain Scott Gordon, Vice Club Captains Dave Greene & Nathan Flint along with our IRB/ATV Captain Markus Meier-Lindner on a job well done.
Our Patrol Captains play a big role in making sire that the beach is safe and members are doing the right thing...well done guys & girls.
Big thank you to Bulli Beach Cafe who supplied lunch vouchers at the start & end of season full day patrols.