RWC Operators, or Rescue Water Craft Operators, are otherwise known as the jet ski drivers. The RWCs provide increased surveillance and rapid response in high-risk and unpatrolled areas. Sydney Northern Beaches operates RWC’s out of 3 locations. between these three, we can patrol from Blue Fish Point near Manly to Patonga in the north.
SNB runs one RWC training program a year, during the winter months when the jet skis are not being used for patrol. Any member who holds the required qualifications and has the required experience as an IRB Driver and a Patrol Captain, is welcome to apply. Applications generally open towards the end of the season and include detailed information on the minimum requirements.
SNB Branch runs three RWC services:
Support Ski 1 based at North Palm Beach
Support Ski 2 based at Newport
Support Ski 3 based at Freshwater
Details on how to apply are distributed via the weekly newsletter in March/April each year.
Applications for the 2020 training program are now CLOSED.
Existing RWC Operators renewing for the 2020-21 season will need to submit a renewed Operators Contract and Support Operations renewal form to Belinda prior to the start of the 2020 season. These forms will be available following the close of the 2019-20 season
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