The Ocean Rescue Division is located at the Ocean Bay Boulevard Regional Access building. The building is located at 103 S. Virginia Dare Trail at approximately the 8.5 milepost, at the end of Ocean Bay Boulevard, on the oceanfront.
We can also help
Physically challenged persons enjoy our beaches by transporting a wheelchair designed especially for the beach over the dune-line. The Ocean Rescue Division maintains a beach wheelchair that enables "mobility challenged" persons to go out onto the beach and enjoy the seashore. The original beach wheelchair was provided through a grant from Easter Seals North Carolina and the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation. There is, however, a requirement that persons borrowing the chair must be able to load it into their vehicle without the Fire Department's assistance, on the theory that the members of the department cannot be there to help get the chair out to the beach and back in the vehicle to return it. Call or come by Ocean Rescue Division to make arrangements. You may click here for additional information.
Rip Current Awareness - a brochure published by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and the National Lifeguard Association.
Beach Safety Tips - a brochure published by the Professional Lifeguards of the Outer Banks and the Outer Banks Visitor's Bureau.