Between the flags
Patrols – the red and yellow flags
We all love spending time at the beach, however the surf can be unpredictable. That is why surf life savers provide a supervised swimming zone, indicated by red and yellow flags. Carlton Park members provide lifesaving services for the greater Frederick Henry Bay area throughout the summer months.
Qualified members patrol our beach from the first weekend in December to the last weekend in March from 11am to 4pm on weekends and public holidays. You are always welcome to chat to our life savers when visiting our beach. They all have extensive local knowledge, are trained in first aid and rescue techniques, and can provide advice as to current weather and surf conditions.
Patrol Uniform Policy
All members undertaking patrol duties are required to wear a patrol uniform. This includes members undertaking patrolling/rescue duties, radio room operation and first aid. Members performing duties in the water are required to wear a patrol cap and swimming costume.
Only members holding a current proficiency in Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze Medallion/Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue may wear the red and yellow patrol cap. The red and yellow cap is to be worn on the head and secured under the chin at all times when on patrol. Any items of SLSA uniform shall only be worn whilst on patrol duty or when attending official surf lifesaving functions and community activities or media promotion of surf lifesaving. Uniforms should always be neat and tidy in appearance.