Emergency crews educate Nippers

VENUS Bay Surf Life Saving Club Nippers were visited by Westpac Surf Rescue Chopper Crew, CFA and Community Emergency Response Team on Sunday.
In an invaluable lesson on the importance of all emergency services, almost 200 young nippers enjoyed presentations, an educational session, and sausage sizzle to celebrate the amazing work of the emergency services.
Having the Westpac Surf Rescue Chopper land on the beach was a real highlight and a very rare occurrence.
Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club president Craig Watson said; “One of the key reasons our club was awarded National Surf Life Saving Club of the Year was due to our community involvement. It’s really important our Nippers are aware of the massive role the CFA and Cert play in providing support and safety to our community. Having the chopper here was just icing on the cake. We spend the season training our Nippers to be safe in the water and to assist others when needed. To do this we also need to provide them with fun learning experiences. Having the Westpac Chopper crew land on the beach and learn firsthand about the amazing work they do was invaluable.”
The Westpac team held a question and answer session and encouraged the Nippers to get up close to the massive chopper.
The Venus Bay beach is patrolled by lifeguards every week day and Saturday mornings by professional lifeguards until Australia Day.
The Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club life savers patrol weekends and public holidays until Easter.

Exciting experience: Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club’s Nippers were thrilled to see the Westpac Surf Rescue Chopper Crew land on the beach, giving them the opportunity to have a look at the chopper and ask some questions.

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