Tweed Council signs on life guards for another four years
TWEED Shire Council has renewed its life guarding contract with Australian Lifeguard Service for another four years.
Last season the service's lifeguards performed 47 rescues across the Tweed and provided first aid to 237 people.
The service has 30 lifeguards across the region during peak periods and has worked with council for over 25 years.
Australian Lifeguard Service Northern NSW Lifeguard Coordinator Scott McCartney is pleased to be continuing the positive relationship with council into the future.
"The council is very proactive in the area of improving safety for all beachgoers," he said.
"They have identified a need for more patrols to coincide with not only NSW school holidays, but Queensland school holidays as well."
The service integrates with Surf Life Saving's volunteer patrol structure, support and operations network, has a 24-hour emergency callout system and links to Westpac Rescue helicopter services.