With millions of people flocking to Australian beaches on a yearly basis, safety on our beaches continues to be a top priority.
To assist with keeping our patrolled shores safe, Isuzu UTE Australia has pledged support to the national symbol of beach safety, Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA), by becoming a Major National Partner and Official Automotive Supplier.
WATCH THE PARTNERSHIP IN ACTION
Seacliff SLSC - Protecting What We Love
See Isuzu UTE Australia’s partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia in action at Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club thanks to the D-MAX and MU-X that help to patrol and protect local beaches every day.
CREEK TO COAST VISITS SURF LIFE SAVERS AT BROADBEACH
Chris Parsons is one of the lucky people that live at the beach and sees the heroes from Surf Life Saving at Broadbeach, QLD, in action every single day. He talks to his local heroes about Surf Life Saving Australia's work in the community and how Isuzu UTE are helping them on and off the beach.
SYDNEY WEEKENDER TALKS TO THE SURF LIFE SAVERS AT PALM BEACH
Sydney Weekender visits their local Surf Life Saving Club in Palm Beach, NSW, to learn how they support beach safety & helping build better communities with the help of Isuzu UTE.
Rescue Ready Vehicles
How are our vehicles helping Surf Life Saving Australia?
With a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, the Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X serve surf lifesavers on-the-beach as patrol vehicles and on-the-road as they travel the country delivering important training and education.
As ‘rescue-ready’ vehicles, they are able to respond to incidents with essential lifesaving and rescue equipment through to providing mobile patrol services and tools in promoting beach safety.
What equipment can be found in the vehicles?
The equipment that can be found in the Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X patrol vehicles ranges depending on how they are being used by the lifesaving clubs. The most vital equipment on board is:
- First aid kit
- Resuscitation kit
- Two-way radios
- Rescue equipment
What Do the vehicles carry on the roof?
Carried on the roof of many vehicles is a rescue board, and in some cases also a stretcher.
Where Do These Vehicles Travel
Surf Life Saving vehicles need to be versatile in handling different conditions both on-road and off-road. The Surf Lifesavers use their vehicles across a variety of places:
- On beach for general beach patrols
- As an emergency response vehicle on the beach or other areas
- As a vehicle to attend safety programs
- Surf Lifesavers respond to emergencies in all locations – many have attended and provide emergency first aid in the city and other locations
WHAT IMPORTANT WORK DOES SURF LIFE SAVING DO?
Surf Life Saving Australia take a risk management and evidence based approach to coastal safety to ensure lifesaving services are in place to address coastal safety issues.Surf Life Saving Australia provides a national lifesaving service including volunteer lifesavers and paid lifeguards as well as the Surf Life Saving Emergency Response system. Lifesavers and lifeguards are trained to nationally recognised standards under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Drones on Patrol
Surf Live Saving Australia are using cutting-edge tech to help keep our beaches safe. Using UAVs, (or better known as drones), they are patrolling beaches and helping keep the community safe with a bird’s-eye view from the sky. Watch the video to see how the D-MAX & MU-X play an important role for the UAV team to help ensure that risks such as sharks are spotted from above.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
There are many ways you can help Surf Life Saving Australia and even get involved with the community. Are you driven to helping people, call the beach your second home and want to get involved in volunteering? Then consider becoming a surf life saver.
Another way to keep our lifesavers patrolling our beaches is by becoming a guardian of the surf. Your monthly donation will help train new lifesavers, improve the skills of their current volunteers and help replace equipment that is constantly exposed to the harsh Australian conditions.
EXCLUSIVE SURF LIFE SAVING MEMBERS OFFER
As a thank you to Surf Life Saving Members, we’re proud to offer exclusive pricing* across the Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X range. Plus for every vehicle purchased by a member we will donate $500^ to Surf Life Saving Australia.