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Volusia Beach Safety Ocean Rescue To Be Reviewed For Reaccreditation

By on November 13, 2017 in WNDB News

Volusia County, FL – Soon, Volusia County Beach Safety will be evaluated for reaccreditation.

During the second week of December, a team of representatives from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will review Volusia’s Beach Safety Ocean Rescue. The CFA, who has accredited Beach Safety since 2006, will be looking at policies, procedures, management and operating practices in their review. The U.S. Lifesaving Association also accredits Volusia Beach Safety as an advanced lifesaving organization.

Every year, Beach Safety is responsible for over 8 million people visiting beaches in Volusia County. The law enforcement officers, lifeguards, and emergency medical technicians employed with Beach safety are all triple-certified and cross-trained.

They are also the ones who you see at the County’s 4 lifeguard stations, lifeguard substation, four control towers, and 90 portable lifeguard towers. Volusia Beach Safety also utilizes 15 lifeguard trucks, 12 all-terrain vehicles, 2 utility vehicles, 4 jeeps, 7 watercrafts and a 21-foot rescue boat.

In 2016, the agency issued:

  • 1,091 warning citations
  • 1,929 citations
  • 922 arrests and NTAs

In 2016, the agency assisted beachgoers with:

  • 1,840 rescues/victims
  • 400 major medicals
  • 4,634 first aid incidents
  • 3,167 jellyfish stings
  • 996 environmental calls
  • 2,026 disabled vehicles
  • 226 found adult or child cases
  • 71,149 preventive actions

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