Category: VBLA

Don’t Touch This……

Bricks of cocaine have been washing ashore.  It’s very dangerous to pick them up or handle them as drug dealers often booby trap the contents with fentanyl or other very poisonous drug.  These drugs easily absorb in the body and can kill within minutes.  If something like this is found on the beach, DO NOT pick it up and call… Read more →

Vero Beach Lifeguard Association announces the latest recipient of the “Keeper of the Coin” Beach Safety Award

Vincent Valentino received the Keeper of the Coin Beach Safety Award for the second quarter of 2020 from the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association.  The award is given to any individual who displays great pride and commitment in keeping our beaches safe and promoting water safety. Mr. Valentino, a life-long resident of Vero Beach and a City of Vero Beach lifeguard… Read more →

‘Ellen Alert’: Lifeguards reach out to Ellen DeGeneres for tower project

VERONEWS.COM VERO BEACH — “Ellen, we need your help!” A group of Vero Beach lifeguards assembled along Humiston Beach Park in an ‘Ellen Alert’ video, submitted to the Ellen DeGeneres show this past week. The lifeguards are seen racing across the sand toward the water with their paddle boards and other swimming gear, similar to a scene from the ‘Baywatch’… Read more →

Press Release: Beachside Bonfire Fest a HUGE Success

Press Release:  For Immediate Release                                                                                                    November 7, 2019 The Vero Beach Lifeguard Association, in conjunction with the beachfront restaurants, are happy to announce that the 2019 Beachside Bonfire Fest was a roaring success. Thousands of attendees drank, ate and danced their way down the beach and Ocean Drive on the evening of November 2nd, 2019.  The prize sponsors of… Read more →

Lifeguards Recieve Some Added Protection

The Vero Beach Lifeguard Association donated a sail shade to City of Vero Beach lifeguards to help protect them from the sun at their Humiston tower.  The SPF 50 shade is a welcomed addition to the site.  It will be hung over the boardwalk increasing the shaded area from which lifeguards can observe the beach.  Read more →

Joint training exercise held for missing swimmers

VERONEWS.COM Several agencies participated in a joint training exercise held Tuesday morning at South Beach Park. The agencies participated in scenarios involving a missing swimmer and a swimmer in distress. The joint training helps different agencies work together smoothly and eliminates confusion when a real emergency arises. #VeroNews Posted by Nick Samuel on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Tuesday, several agencies… Read more →