NPS Announces Beach Ambassador Program
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111 ext 119
Superintendent Mike Murray announced 2008 training dates are set for the summer season "Beach Ambassador" program. The program’s goal is to increase preventative lifesaving efforts through educational materials and personal contacts with the visiting public to Cape Hatteras National Seashore and village beaches. The program will educate and inform the public of potential hazards associated with beach recreation, in particular rip currents, along with beach and soundside water safety, surf and storm conditions.
The park is once again recruiting for a cadre of volunteers from the surrounding communities in Dare County. Training on beach and water safety conditions will be provided on Saturday, April 26, 2008 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Nags Head Fire Station. To learn more about this new program and volunteer your time to help save lives, the following training dates have been scheduled:
Beach Ambassador Training
Saturday, April 26, 2008
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nags Head Fire Station
Parking is limited (park behind the fire station)
Saturday, May 3, 2008
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location to be determined
For further information on the Beach Ambassador program contact NPS Chief Lifeguard, Jimmy Davis, at (252) 441-7425 or Chief Ranger, Norah Martinez, at (252) 473-2111 ext.119.
Did You Know?
When the Home sank on Diamond Shoals off of Cape Hatteras in 1837, there were only two life jackets for all 130 people on board. Ninety people died. Congress passed the Steamboat Act the next year, requiring all vessels to carry one life jacket per passenger.