South Coast lifesavers get latest equipment

South Coast Surf Lifesaving president Steve Jones with one of the new personal flotation devices (PFD) which will be provided to all branch clubs thanks to support from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust.

South Coast Surf Lifesaving president Steve Jones with one of the new personal flotation devices (PFD) which will be provided to all branch clubs thanks to support from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust.

SOUTH Coast Branch Surf Lifesaving inflatable Rescue Boat and RWC (jet ski) rescue crews will be kitted out in the latest personal flotation devices (PFDs) for the 2014-15 season.

Changes to the Surf Lifesaving Australia policy on rescue water craft now requires all crews to wear a PFD on patrol operations and rescue call outs.

The South Coast branch has received $2650 funding from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust to purchase 40 PFDs for local clubs.

Branch president Steve Jones thanked Veolia Mulwaree Trust chairman Paul Stephenson, the trust's board of directors and staff for their continued support of surf lifesaving on the South Coast.

“I’m proud of the relationship and support given to South Coast Surf Lifesaving by the board of the Veolia Mulwaree Trust,” he said.

“We have benefited from this support in the purchase and replacement of much needed rescue and first aid equipment for our surf lifesaving clubs on the South Coast.”

With the trust funding and support from Surf Lifesaving NSW each South Coast club will receive 14 PFDs.

The PFDs are being manufactured and will be given to the clubs in July in time for the 2014/2015 season start in September.

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