Isuzu UTE Australia has pledged its support to Surf Life Saving Australia by providing vehicles for daily surf rescue patrol and support vehicles.
For 114 years, Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) has been patrolling local beaches and protecting millions of beach-goers across the country – reportedly saving over 600,000 lives since its establishment.
Isuzu UTE Australia will supply D-Max utes and MU-X SUVs which will serve as part of SLSA operations to protect Australian beaches.
“We are proud to jump on board and support the amazing work the SLSA is doing,” said Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director, Hiroyasu Sato.
“The essence of SLSA is ingrained in local communities and in protecting people across Australian beaches through patrols, training programs and education.
“For Isuzu UTE Australia, there could be no better way of giving back than by supporting SLSA and the brave men and women who keep our beaches safe,” he said.
Featuring a 5-star ANCAP Safety rating across the full range, the Isuzu D-Max and MU-X will serve surf lifesavers as beach patrol vehicles and while travelling the country delivering important training and education to members.
SLSA President, John Baker, who holds an Emergency Services Medal (ESM), said it was the Isuzu D-Max and MU-X’s reputation for reliability, durability, off-road capability and towing that made them the pragmatic choice for SLSA.
“Knowing that our lifesaving equipment needs to be durable to endure the challenging beach conditions and dependable when called upon by our surf lifesavers, SLSA has turned to Isuzu UTE Australia for its surf rescue patrol and support vehicles across the country,” said Baker.
“The support of these vehicles and our partners like Isuzu UTE Australia makes our mission of patrolling and protecting our beaches that much easier, allowing us to focus our attention on the safety of beach-goers,” he said.