Over 30 million visitors from interstate and overseas choose Queensland as their holiday destination every year. During the summer season, most tourists choose to spend their holidays somewhere along the 6089km of Queensland’s coastline enjoying many of the 780 accessible beaches and waterways.
It’s the busiest time of year for Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ), the state’s peak safety and rescue authority. SLSQ’s network of volunteer lifesavers, professional lifeguards and operations support personnel are the ones watching over the millions of beach-goers.
In the past year, SLSQ has performed more than 4,000 rescues, treated over 11,000 cases of marine stings, spinal injuries and fractures, conducted approximately 640,000 preventative actions and saved more and 3,500 lives.
Every single one of these incidents is transmitted over the SLSQ radio network designed, implemented and maintained by AA Radio Services.
AA Radio continues to work closely with SLSQ to expand and enhance the capabilities of the network to meet the growing needs of SLSQ as they continue to keep all visitors to the Queensland coastline safe. AA Radio is proud to play our part in supporting SLSQ in their vital role. These statistics remind us that every radio transmission truly does count and must work, no matter what as lives depend on it.
If enjoying the Queensland beaches or waterways this season, please remember to swim between the red and yellow flags and stay safe because we don’t want you on our radio network!
January 6, 2016 9:35 am
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