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Sudden cardiac arrest is a condition in which the heart stops suddenly and unexpectedly, and is caused by lifethreatening arrhythmias in the heart’s electrical system. Most victims of witnessed sudden cardiac arrest are in ventricular fibrillation (VF), which is an...

ICE RESCUES POSE UNIQUE CHALLENGES FOR RESPONDERS by Gerald M. Dworkin November 2005 The following incidents and places, as well as the circumstances surrounding them, are fictional. On the Scene Dispatch at 16:04 hrs: KGT-597 to Rescue 15, respond to Bakersville Pond off Cemetery Island...

Each year, there are approximately 1,200 - 1,500 incidents and 400 - 600 deaths involving vehicles that have gone off the road and plummeted into the water. The driving public needs to plan for these types of emergencies by (A)...

by Donna J. Dworkin 2001 The Power of Water Should Never Be Underestimated; Its Beauty, Strength or Force. Life Cannot Exist Without Water - It Empowers Us and Commands Respect. Be Ready For It! - Donna J. Dworkin Lifesaving Resources, LLC www.lifesaving.com 2001...

Our interpretation of NFPA 1670 Standard for Technical Rescue as it relates to the Lifesaving Resources’ Water Rescue and Ice Rescue Awareness, Operations, and Technician level courses, as well as our Water Rescue and Ice Rescue Train-the-Trainer Programs....

New statement from the American Heart Association puts life-saving skills in your hands Revised: April 09, 2014 DALLAS, April 1 — Chest compressions alone, or Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), can save lives and can be used to help an adult who suddenly...

NFPA 1670 by Gerald M. Dworkin 04/10/09 In February 2004, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) published NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue (SAR) Incidents. The purpose of this standard was to minimize threats to rescuers while...

During an emergency is not when you want to discover that your equipment is incompatible with your EMS service. Avoiding that fate can save a lot, including a life. by Gerald M. Dworkin January 2010 I’ve always advocated the need for aquatic facilities...

March 2010 Aquatics International RISK MANAGEMENT: Standard for Technical Rescue by Gerald M. Dworkin March 2010 (rev. 08/15/12) The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) establishes standards for the Fire and Rescue industry. In February 2004, they published NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training...

March 2010 Aquatics International An emergency is not the time to discover that your equipment is incompatible with your EMS. Avoiding that fate can save a lot, including a life. by Gerald M. Dworkin March 2010 I’ve always advocated the need for aquatics facilities...

There has been a great deal of confusion and mixed messages pertaining to Shallow Water Blackout (SWB), prolonged breath holding, and blackout induced by hyperventilation and prolonged breath holding. For the purpose of clarification, we will be using the term...

Each year within the United States, there are 1,200 - 1,500 submerged vehicle incidents resulting in 400 - 600 deaths. Therefore, we encourage the public to plan for these types of emergencies. Preparing For Vehicle Submersion in Water There are two simple...

Torso Reflex, also known as Gasp Reflex , Inhalation Response, or Cold Water Shock, is caused by sudden immersion into water colder than 70 degrees F. Sudden immersion into cold water triggers an involuntary reflexive torso gasp that can cause...