Since 2009, Surf Life Saving Australia’s partnership with Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) has made a difference to countless families with their equipment allowing surf lifesavers to save thousands of lives.
Since the partnership commenced, more than $6.9 million worth of equipment has been provided to clubs and branches as well as the state and territory bodies, much of it via the annual BRP Equipment Grants.
Sea-Doo provides Surf Life Saving with a versatile, responsive rescue water craft that has become a key tool in patrolling the vast coastline and responding quickly in times of need to perform rescues in difficult-to-reach locations.
Can-Am Defenders are a reliable, dependable vehicle which allows surf lifesavers to move across the beach with ease and respond to incidents with essential life saving equipment.
The partnership with BRP has enabled Surf Life Saving to be better equipped to respond in times of need by ensuring volunteers on the front line have the right equipment to save lives.
“Like Surf Life Saving, BRP is constantly challenging itself in the area of innovation, and the new technologies they bring to the beach have a direct positive impact on our ability to protect and save lives,” said SLSA CEO Adam Weir.
“Surf Life Saving exists to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities, the support of BRP helps us to achieve our mission."
Powercraft suited to recreation doesn't always have the durability and functionality to be successfully used to save lives in a coast environment. BRP equipment allows surf lifesavers to be better equipped to respond in times of need, and in doing so, its equipment is a critical part of the iconic surf life saving patrols, and used by volunteer surf lifesavers around the country.
With around two-thirds of all rescues taking place outside the red and yellow flags, the importance of agile, fast watercraft is as important as ever to perform rescues, save lives, keep families whole which ensures a safer environment for the beach-going public.
See below to view the latest video on Sea-Doo's partnership with SLSA.