The Surf Life Saving Tasmania Annual Report 2016/17 was officially released at the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 22nd November.
The 2016-17 Annual Report provides members and stakeholders with an insight into the activities of Surf Life Saving Tasmania over the past twelve months.
Highlights of the 2016-17 year included:
- Our overall membership increased in all areas in terms of patrolling members ( both male and female) and in our Nippers.
- Our rescues, responses and preventative actions were up on the previous season with 152 Rescues made, 84 first aid treatments along with 963 preventable were performed by our members during the Season and our volunteer members performed in excess of 22,000 patrol hours on Tasmanian beaches.
- Our overall member awards (surf life savers and marine rescue members) increased from the previous season with 388 (294 in 215/16) surf life saving awards along with 799 units of competency (480 in 2015/16).
- There was a significant increase in our involvement in search and rescues with 34 emergency response activations in support of Tasmania Police.
During the 2016/17 season our community awareness programs educated more than 30,000 people about aquatic safety with approximately 17,000 of these being young people via our Beach to Bush and Ready.Set.Rescue programs delivered in Tasmanian Primary Schools.
With our years of experience keeping the community safe and saving lives, we are applying this knowledge to grow sustainable revenue streams, whilst at the same time providing the community with training opportunities in first aid, risk management, supervision around the water, use of power-craft and lifeguard services.
The Annual Report 2016/17 is now available to view or download