- Kip Emig- Chief of the Brigantine Beach Patrol
- Beach Patrol Headquarters – 16th Street & Beach
- (609) 266-5233
Founded in 1938, the Brigantine Beach Patrol has grown both in numbers and the skills required of its members. Current manpower strength is 83 working guards, both male and female, with six officers. Kip Emig, Chief of the Brigantine Beach Patrol, is the highest-ranking member and supervisor of the patrol.
The Brigantine City Beach Patrol has a primary coverage area of approximately five miles of beach, with 25 stands. The patrol also responds to calls on an additional six miles of unprotected beach.
The Junior Lifeguard Program is a camp that introduces youngsters to the job of an oceanfront lifeguard. Skills taught are: swimming, running, torpedo rescues, paddle board rescues, and water safety. Participation in relay races and beach flags stress individual and team competition.
Rowing is taught to 14- and 15-year-olds who want to try out for the beach patrol in the future. Ages from 9-15 may participate.
The Beach Patrol provides the community with a free swim lesson program that runs approximately 5 weeks long. Lessons are 1 day a week for 45 minutes and they run Tuesday through Thursday.
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MEET CHIEF EMIG