67 Beach Emergency Numbers (BEN) signs are being installed in Rockingham.

MORE than 60 Beach Emergency Numbers (BEN) signs are being installed in Rockingham in a bid to strengthen coastal emergency responses.

The 67 BEN signs were installed at access points between the grain terminal and Singleton Beach after the City of Rockingham received a $25,000 grant from the State Government.

WA Premier and Rockingham MLA Mark McGowan said each sign had a unique code which will help emergency services find the exact location of an incident, improving response times.

“I’m pleased that we’re working collaboratively with local governments to install these lifesaving signs along the coast,” he said.

“No matter what the emergency is, getting the right help sooner is vital.

“Anyone can ring triple zero and quote the nearest BEN sign number to help save another person’s life.”

The BEN sign program was initiated by Rick Gerring after the loss of his brother Ben to a shark attack in Falcon in 2016.

Installation in Rockingham is expected to finish by the end of July.

 

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