North Barrier Branch is committed to providing the best possible Patrolling and Lifesaving Services within our regions. Our unique expertise in Tropical Water Safety and Marine Stingers has seen North Barrier Branch become widely regarded as the peak experts in these fields.

The North Barrier Branch Board of Lifesaving looks after all issues relating to patrolling our beaches and the wider issues of public safety.

The Board of Lifesaving Consists of the following:

Director of Lifesaving: Lex Johnson

Deputy Director of Lifesaving: David Young (South) & Gary Gage (North)

Marine Stinger Officer:  VACANT

First Aid Officer:  VACANT

Research & Development Officer: Gary Gage

Resuscitation Officer: Vacant

Communications Officer: Vacant

IRB Officer: Charles Pashalis

Assistant IRB Officer: Vacant

Education Officer : Gary Gage

Safety Officer: Frank Burke


Board of Lifesaving Meetings are also attended by the Club Captains, Chief Training Officers & Directors of Lifesaving of each of the eight North Barrier Branch clubs, this is to ensure consistency throughout the region.