LIFEGUARD SERVICES

Lifeguarding Activities

The Lifeguard Service Division has the primary goal of ensuring the safety of individuals in aquatic environments. The personnel of this unit are highly skilled and trained professional swimmers.   

This goal is approached through two main avenues. The first is by active protection on the nations beaches.  The second, and probably more important, is through water safety training and education.

Due to their training, ability, proximity and equipment, the members of this unit are often involved as first responders in situations such as road accidents, pregnancies, search and rescue, and cliff rescues, to name a few.

Beaches Patrolled

  • Vessigny                                                                        Las Cuevas

  • Los Iros                                                                          Manzanilla

  • Maracas/Tyrico                                                               Mayaro

  • Quinam                                                                          Salybia

  • Toco                                                                              

Hours of Operation 

All the above beaches (except Blanchisseuse) are manned during the hours of 10:00AM to 5:30PM daily inclusive of weekends and public holidays. Blanchisseuse is only manned during long public holidays.

 Ambulance Service

The Ministry of National Security Lifeguard Services Division is able to provide ambulance service at Maracas Bay, Manzanilla Beach and Salybia Beach during operating hours.