New patrol trailer for surf club
Umina Surf Life Saving Club has received a purpose-built patrol trailer to allow club members to perform extensive first aid on the beach without returning to the clubhouse.
President Mr Bill Cook said the patrol trailer had a retractable patient seat and wash basin at the rear, carried its own 75 litre water supply and pump and had enough storage space for a first aid kit and an oxygen therapy pack.
One side of the trailer contained a display and information area and the other provided storage for patrol members' personal effects and a bench seat.
Three sides of the trailer incorporated folding panels that could be used to shade patrol members.
It also had racks for four rescue boards, over six rescue tubes, seven plastic chairs, all beach flags and two rescue board stands.
The trailer had detachable screens for protection during inclement weather and storage for an extra tent.
Mr Cook said the trailer had been painted in the red and yellow of Australian Surf Life Saving, to provide an easily identified station on the beach.
He said the patrols would now be able to tow the complete patrol setup onto the beach in one action and pack it up and stow it away at the end of the day.
Money for the trailer was provided by Umina Beach Bowling Club and Woy Woy Rotary as part of ongoing support to the surf club
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