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SurfCom

SLSNR Support Services | SurfCom

SurfCom is the regional communications and incident command hub for Surf Lifesaving Northern Region and is primarily responsible for incident support and emergency services dispatch for surf related incidents.

During the Surf Lifesaving patrolling season of Labour weekend (October) to Easter Weekend (April) a Surfcom operator will be operating from the SurfCom desk whenever a Surf Lifesaving patrol is operating on a patrolled beach.

Becoming a SurfCom Operator

Training for returning SurfCom Operators will be held at the Marine Rescue Centre on Saturday 15th September 2018 and training for new SurfCom Operators will be held at the Marine Rescue Centre on Saturday 22nd September & Saturday 29th September.

Applications for the 2018/2019 season will open on Monday 2nd July and close Friday 27th July.

Pre requisites:

  • · Must be 17+ years of age
  • · Must have good literacy skills
  • · At least 1 season of patrolling experience
  • · First Aid Level 1
  • · First Aid Level 2
  • · Marine VHF Radio Operator Award 

Recommended skills and attributes:

  • Sound computer skills
  • Calm under pressure
  • Ability to multi task
  • Leadership & decision making qualities
  • A background within Surf Lifesaving or understanding of Surf Lifesaving operations