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On Sunday afternoon, March 5, 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 emergency 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 to their swimmers 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 use of available torpes and rescue board to assist in their rescues.

This was a successful EHVOR training.

Lifeguards for Life!



Back for 2016 –  The Paddle Race for Ocean Rescue is the areas premier Fall Race Event. Planned as a 6 – mile Down Wind Race Course, running from Lazy Point in Amagansett to Eddie Ecker State Park in Montauk.

Come out and support East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue. It’s mission is an important one – to make expedient and safe water rescues year-round at all unprotected beaches by responding quickly and coordinating with East Hampton Emergency Services. EHVOR is responsible for open water education, water safety, and the supervision of permitted water events.

Registration starts at 7:30 am, Race Start is at 9:00 am.

Great Sponsors, Prizes, Awards, and After Race Season End Party at the Dory Barn on Atlantic Avenue.

Register Here: https://paddleguru.com/races/PaddleRaceForOceanRescue2016

Please call the Surf Shop with any questions at 631.537.2716.


See more at: http://mainbeach.com/events/paddle-race-ocean-rescue-2016/#sthash.Re1CLUL4.dpuf



As a member of Squad 8 in East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue, and a member of the Public Relations Committee, I took part in helping to issue a warning about swimming safely at the ocean beaches this summer.

The press release is informative, and so I decided to put it on my blog for people to read.

Have a safe summer filled with beautiful memories!


East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue
National Beach Safety Week
Press-Release – June 7 – 14, 2015

Chief Ed Reid, and Assistant Chief Mike Forst, along with all members of East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue, would like to announce that National Beach Safety Week begins Sunday, June 7th and ends the following Sunday, June 14th.

Our waters can be a wonderful recreational resource, but they can also be treacherous. Lifeguards are provided in an effort to reduce the number of accidents at our local beaches, but we cannot do the job alone. An informed public is essential to maintaining adequate levels of beach and water safety. The objective of National Beach Safety Week is to make citizens aware of the need to be safe while in and near the water with special emphasis on the hazards associated with Rip Currents.

This objective stresses the following:

Learn to Swim – Promote the YMCA and the Junior Lifeguard Program.
Swim Near a Lifeguard.
Swim with a Buddy.
Check with the Lifeguards on daily conditions.
Obey Posted Signs and Flags – And know your location for 911 calls.
Keep the Beach and Water Clean – What you pack in, pack out!
Learn Rip Current Safety.
Enter Water Feet First.
Wear a Life Jacket when appropriate or mandated.
Use Sunscreen and Drink Water.

The United States Lifesaving Association (USLA), a national non-profit organization, and your local chapter, Hampton Lifeguard Association (HLA), are dedicated to improving beach safety in America. Our membership includes professional beach lifeguards in this area, joining lifeguards from across the country. Thank you for considering this request. Your support will help make our beaches a safer place for residents and tourists alike.

You can spot a rip current by the line of foam making a mushroom cloud in the surf. Rips can sweep even the strongest swimmer out to sea. If you find yourself caught in a rip current relax and use your head. Don’t panic. Don’t fight the current. Swim parallel to the shore line and then head towards the beach.  If you can’t escape, float or tread water, and call or wave for help.

Check out the website of East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue at: http://www.easthamptonoceanrescue.org


EHVOR Public Relations Committee