The Surf Life Saver
All members that wear the red & yellow quartered cap are volunteer surf lifesavers. They have earned and annually update the proficiency of their "Bronze Medallion" or hold a "Surf Rescue Certificate" as a probationary surf lifesaver.
Surf Rescue Certificate
Probationary surf lifesavers can achieve this award from the age of 13 to help be prepared for active patrolling duties. The award trains candidates in rescue skills, first aid and patient management, resuscitation, plus a theoretical component exploring safety knowledge and surf awareness.
This is the minimum requirement for a surf lifesaver. The holder of this award is over the age of 15 and has proved proficient in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care plus anatomy and physiology.