Gerry Dworkin is a professional Aquatics Safety & Water Rescue Consultant for Lifesaving Resources LLC, a company dedicated to drowning and aquatic injury prevention and emergency management. As a frequent guest speaker and trainer in the Lifeguard, Aquatics Safety and Recreation sector; the Public Safety and Rescue sector; as well as the general public, Gerry is recognized internationally as an expert and qualified educator in drowning and aquatic injury prevention and emergency management.
Gerry is the author of the “Lifeguard Competition Guidebook”, the “Professional Aquatics Safety Seminar Guidebook”, the “Water Rescue Course Guidebook”, and the “Ice Rescue Course Guidebook”, all published by Lifesaving Resources, as well as “CPR for Infants and Children” published by the Child Welfare League of America. He has also written and published over 40 articles that have been published in Aquatic, Recreation, EMS, and Firefighting trade journals, and many of these articles are available within the ISSUES IN SAFETY AND RESCUE section of the Lifesaving Resources’ website. He has an extensive background in Aquatics Safety, Water Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, Ice Rescue, EMS, and Public Safety and Rescue.
Gerry is a graduate from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, with a B.S. degree in Physical Education and a clinical affiliation in Corrective Therapy. He also worked and consulted for the American Red Cross as a Health and Safety Services Professional/Consultant from 1972 through 1986. Gerry has over 40 years of professional, volunteer, and paid-on-call experience as a Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He worked as a volunteer Firefighter for the Long Hill Vol. Fire Department in Connecticut (1970 – 1973); the Abbey Richmond Ambulance Service in New York (1975 – 1980); the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department in Virginia (1990 – 1994); the Harrisville Fire and Rescue Department in New Hampshire (1997 – 2011); and is currently a Firefighter/EMT for the Kennebunkport Fire Department in Maine since 2012.
Gerry served on a Sounding Board for the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross for the development of their Lifeguard training programs, and he served on an Advisory Committee for the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He has also served on the board of directors for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (www.ndpa.org), the Southern New Hampshire Chapter of the American Red Cross; and the Westchester County (NY) EMS Council. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Volunteer Engine Company in Kennebunkport, Maine.
In 2010, Gerry was named by Aquatics International Magazine as one of the Power 25 Aquatic Industry Leaders in the country. Gerry is also a member of the National Water Safety Congress, and the United States Lifesaving Association. In 2014, he received the Ripple Award from the NDPA for his work in drowning and aquatic injury prevention and in water rescue and ice rescue. He is also a recipient of the American Red Cross Certificate of Merit.
In addition to his training programs, he has consulted in over 300 drowning and aquatic injury litigation cases as both a Plaintiff (85%) and Defense (15%) Expert. Gerry’s area of expertise is in Lifeguard Training, Operations and Management; Drowning and Aquatic Injury Prevention and Emergency Management; Water Rescue and Swiftwater Rescue; Cold Water Survival and Ice Rescue; Basic Life Support CPR and EMS; and Escape and Rescue from Submerged Vehicles. As an Expert Consultant, Gerry evaluates the Standard of Care as it pertains to Incident Prevention, Victim Recognition, and Emergency Management and provides accident reconstruction, depositions, written reports, and courtroom testimony.
Gerry is a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association which is dedicated to the professional development, ethics, and promotion of forensic consultants in all fields of discipline. As a member of FEWA, Gerry is required to adhere to their Code of Ethics which can be viewed on their website.
Lifesaving Resources provides technical assistance in the development and production of educational and training materials including films, videotapes, textbooks, and products relating to Aquatic Safety, Water Rescue, Ice Rescue, EMS, and Technical Rescue. Dworkin has appeared on numerous national media broadcasts as a subject matter expert, including CNN; MSNBC News; CBS’ Early Show; ABC’s Good Morning America; NBC’s Today Show; The Weather Channel; The Discovery Channel; and the Fire Emergency Training Network.
Lifesaving Resources was created om 1985 in Texas and was relocated to the metropolitan Washington, DC area from 1985 – 1997. The company relocated to New Hampshire in 1997 and in 2011 the company then relocated to Kennebunkport, Maine.
For further information on our headquarters facility, visit: https://lifesaving.com/headquarters
To view articles written and published by Gerry Dworkin, visit: https://lifesaving.com/issues-safety-rescue
For information on Lifesaving Resources’ training programs, visit: https://lifesaving.com/training/water-ice-rescue-training
To view videos which Lifesaving Resources has participated in, visit the following YouTube links:
Lifesaving Resources’ Water Rescue Training by Time Warner Cable
First Responders learn water rescue techniques
First Responders boost life-saving skills in the water
Lifesaving Resources & NBC Today Show on Ice Safety & Rescue
Lifesaving Resources on the Roque Bluffs Submerged Vehicle Incident
Lifesaving Resources on Ice Safety & Rescue
Lifesaving Resources & CBS News on Ice Safety
Lifesaving Resources & NBC on Submerged Vehicles
Lifesaving Resources & CBS News on Submerged Vehicles
Lifesaving Resources & New Hampshire Chronicle on Ice Safety & Rescue
Lifesaving Resources PSA on Ice Safety & Rescue
Lifesaving Resources & CBS Early Show on Lifeguard Distractions
Gerald Dworkin on the Mustang Ice Commander