On Sunday afternoon, March 5th, 2017, members of East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue took part in a Simulated Emergency Response Scenario Training (SERS Training). The rescue swimmers were broken up into three groups and isolated in the gym area of the YMCA while an emeregecny situation was set up in the pool. Each group had five minutes to assess and rescue the multiple victims in the water.
The shallow end of the pool was considered the shoreline where Beach Command was stationed to give directions and to be in contact with Dispatch. The deep end of the pool was considered beyond the break. The winning group rescued all victims in under 4 minutes. The reasons – Good Beach Command directions and the fact that these rescue swimmers grabbed rescue equipment which consisted of the the use of torpes and the rescue board to assist in their rescues.
This was a successful EHVOR training. Lifeguards for Life!!