East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue

Since 2003, East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue (EHVOR) has been responding to all water emergencies in the ocean and in the bays, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our organization is 77 strong with 66 certified rescue swimmers. This is the only volunteer organization of its kind in the country.

Our mission is to make expedient and safe water rescues year-round at all unprotected beaches in East Hampton by responding quickly while coordinating with all East Hampton Emergency Services. This coordination is accomplished through training with multi agencies in many different scenarios and locations throughout the year. This allows us to be prepared for any water emergency from Wainscott to Montauk. EHVOR protects and coordinates many charitable events such as Swim Across America that benefits cancer research and Fighting Chance, Surfers Healing for Autism, and Paddle for Pink benefiting Breast Cancer Research. Our volunteer organization safeguards thousands of swimmers each year in all Permitted Open Water Swims and Triathlons in the township of East Hampton.

Our members promote water safety and education by assisting Hampton Lifeguard Association’s (HLA’s) mission in waterproofing the East End. Along with the East Hampton Town lifeguards, EHVOR assists in training and testing children from ages 9 – 14 from Main Beach to Montauk. The successes of this year’s program led to a winning National Team at Daytona Beach, Florida, and to two HLA members being medalled in the World Competition in Australia. Members of EHVOR are committed to supporting our community through all of our efforts, as we will always be Lifeguards For Life!

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Cause categories: environment water
Atlantic Avenue South of Bluff Road
Amagansett NY 11930
Website: East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue