Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB)
IRBs are powered rescue crafts employed in the majority of Australian beaches for inshore surveillance, rough water rescues, water safety operations and mass rescues scenarios. They extend the effectiveness of the patrol especially when surf conditions are too dangerous for rescue boards and tubes to be used.
Within the environs of Tamarama, IRBs can and are used in
- water safety for TOSS and ocean swim carnivals;
- rough water rescues, e.g., around the Twins area and Mackenzie’s Bay
- shark surveillance
- area of patrol range from Mackenzie’s Bay to Bronte Beach