Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club launches volunteer patrol season


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The new volunteer season is underway. All pictures: Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club

The Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club (PDSLSC) is excited to announce the start of its volunteer patrol season.

As picturesque Port Douglas prepares for an influx of beachgoers the PDSLSC is gearing up to ensure the safety and well-being of all visitors.

With a dedicated team of trained volunteers and the support of the community the club is committed to upholding the highest standards of beach safety.

"We are thrilled to kick off another patrol season and welcome new members to our lifesaving family," PDSLSC president Irene Cats said.

"Our club has a rich history of serving the local community and visitors alike and we look forward to continuing our mission of promoting beach safety and saving lives.

"The upcoming lifesaving course, set to begin in late May, presents an excellent opportunity for individuals passionate about water safety to become certified lifesavers.

"The course will cover essential lifesaving techniques, CPR, first aid, rescue procedures, and more, equipping participants with the skills and knowledge needed to handle various beach emergencies effectively.

"We encourage anyone interested in becoming a lifesaver and contributing to our vital work to consider joining our upcoming course.

"Lifesaving is not just a skill; it's a commitment to serving others and making a real difference in our community.

"The PDSLSC remains dedicated to fostering a culture of safety, camaraderie, and service, making it an ideal destination for those looking to make a positive impact while enjoying the beauty of Port Douglas's Four Mile Beach."

The PDSLSC patrols Four Mile Beach on Sundays and public holidays from April – November. Volunteer lifesavers patrol as part of a roster with five teams, resulting in patrolling about once a month.

For more information about the Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club and the upcoming lifesaving course, please email [email protected].

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