Covid-19 Precautionary Measures
Southampton Village Ocean Rescue (SVOR) is working with the Town and Village Lifeguard Agencies to revise rescue techniques to protect both the victim and rescuer.
Our dedicated team will continue to train and utilize these techniques throughout the pandemic.
We are working with the Police and Fire Departments to adapt new protocols when contacting and treating medical aids. We are aware of the new United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) precautions regarding Covid-19.
We will provide masks to all our rescuers and have directed them to wear face coverings when making public contact. We are committed and will continue to stay informed as new information becomes available.
We will remain on-call to protect all Southampton Village Beaches!
Southampton Village Ocean Rescue (SVOR) has come together in full force as of April, 2018. Our mission is to respond to all emergencies in the ocean and bay, throughout the Village of Southampton, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Modeled after East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue, long-standing and proven to be effective; we are purely a volunteer non-profit organization that has been founded based on need.
We are dedicated to making expedient and safe water rescues year-round at all unprotected beaches in Southampton Village. Each month, we train in different locations coordinating with multiple emergency agencies, to be prepared for any water emergency. Our rescuers are ocean lifeguard and CPR certified. We are devoted to safeguarding swimmers in the coming years in open water events, triathlons as well as other water related charitable functions in the Village of Southampton.
Our members promote water safety and education by assisting Southampton Village in providing skills for youths that will prevent future drownings. SVOR facilitates training and testing lifeguards in Southampton. We will also train junior lifeguards, from the ages of 9 to 14; and hope to have a Nipper program for ages 6-13. SVOR will conduct a class to educate nannies in water safety before the summer. We will run educational press releases for Beach Safety Week on the dangers of rip currents and we are installing Rip Current signs at all the Village ocean beach access points.
LEARN TO SWIM!!!
Swim Near a Lifeguard!
Obey Posted Signs and Flags!
Keep the Beach and Water Clean!
Learn Rip Current Safety!
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE OCEAN!
Southampton Village Ocean Rescue
ALWAYS ON CALL!
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever ____Jacques Cousteau