WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE ISLAND

Kayak Death and Preparation

Settegast road has a nice little kayak launch at the end of it. You can launch right into Eckert Bayou and paddle straight into West Bay, which separates Galveston from the mainland. The man launched from the Settegast ramp at 6am and paddled through the 60-degree water into a really strong, cold wind from the […]

Everything Happens for a Reason

Everything happens for a reason. Things can go wrong pretty quickly in the ocean. After working in and around this environment for years we can, at times, become too comfortable and forget how little it takes to be overwhelmed. Arrogance is a real danger. I try once a year to put myself in a place […]

Rescue Theory – Part 3 (conclusion)

The last two weeks we talked about the basics of rescue theory and how we use techniques to make as many parts of a rescue become automatic as we can. The key components of elimination of distracting variables are level of fitness, skills, equipment preparation, and state of readiness. That gives the guards the tools, […]

Rescue Theory – Part 2

Last week we talked about the basics of rescue theory and how we use techniques to make as many parts of a rescue become automatic as we can. The key components of elimination of distracting variables are level of fitness, skills, equipment preparation, and state of readiness. Level of fitness involves a great deal of […]

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GALVESTON ISLAND BEACH PATROL INFO & STATS

The Galveston Island Beach Patrol (GIBP) is certified as an “advanced” level agency of the United States Lifesaving Association and is the designated lifeguard service for the city of Galveston and is a department of the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees.

GIBP is certified as an “advanced” level agency of the USLA, and is the designated lifeguard service for the city of Galveston.

Meet the men and women who work tirelessly each and every day to keep our beaches safe and secure.

The Park Board of Trustees is a governmental entity created for the purpose of directing all tourism efforts for Galveston.

The Park Board Police Department augments the operations of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol and fits under the GIBP umbrella.

The GMR is a multi-agency response group that is under the command of the Galveston Emergency Management Office.

24/7/365

Staffed

32 Miles

Of Beaches

7,000,000+

Annual Visitors

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Spend your summer on the beach in a fun, challenging and responsible position working for the Galveston Island Beach Patrol!

Our lifeguard academy consists of 100 hours of training including American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response and CPR for the Professional Rescuer, United States Lifesaving Association Open Water Lifeguard Training, tourist relations training and physical training. Lifeguard candidates will be paid a training wage for the time they spend in the training course.

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