Online Water Rescue & Safety Training Courses

First Responders, Lifeguard Supervisors & Instructors, Aquatic Facility Managers and Lifeguards can now participate in live online programming from Lifesaving Resources, the leading Water Rescue and Ice Rescue training organization in North America.

Live online courses and webinars provide First Responders and those that work in and around water the opportunity to improve their life saving and safety skills from one of America’s foremost experts in water rescue, ice rescue and drowning incidents.

All courses are led by Gerry Dworkin, an internationally recognized expert who has provided high-level training for over 30 years and has consulted in over 450 legal cases as an aquatics expert.

Online Water and Ice Rescue Courses For First Responders

Due to concerns over the current health crisis (COVID-19 Pandemic), and the resulting reduction of in-person training programs, Lifesaving Resources is offering First Responders the opportunity to participate in a series of Awareness level courses in Ice Rescue and/or Water Rescue.

Successful completion of the appropriate Awareness level course is pre-requisite to participating in the skills portion of either course, and makes the graduate eligible to participate in the required Technician level practical session within 1 year from the completion of the Awareness level course.

Online Ice Rescue Awareness Course

3 hours

$65 individual candidates

$500 for 10 candidates from a department

Dec 10 (Thu) 1 PM ET

Jan 7 (Thu) 1 PM ET

Jan 21 (Thu) 1 PM ET

Feb 4 (Thu) 1 PM ET

Feb 18 (Thu) 1 PM ET

The Ice Rescue Awareness course curriculum consists of the classroom portion of the Lifesaving Resources Ice Rescue Technician curriculum and requires approximately 3-hours to complete.

This curriculum meets/exceeds NFPA 1670 & NFPA 1006 Standards for Technical Rescue and represents the minimum level of operational capability required for the First Responder when responding to a rescue or recovery incident on or through the ice. This training will be beneficial to anyone responsible for Incident Command at the scene of an ice incident, as well as for all shore-based personnel.

Upon successful completion of the Ice Rescue Awareness course, the participant is awarded a Course Completion Certificate valid for 5 years from the course completion date. The graduate is then eligible to participate in the skills portion of the Ice Rescue Technician curriculum and must complete the skills portion within 1 year of receiving the Awareness level certification.

Upon receipt of registration for the Ice Rescue Awareness course, the candidate will receive a Course Guidebook and prerequisite reading assignments. The candidate must then complete the pre-test prior to participating in the on-line or in-person training session.

Online Water Rescue Awareness Course

4.5 hours

$65 individual candidates

$500 for 10 candidates from a department

TBD

The Water Rescue Awareness course curriculum consists of the classroom portion of the Lifesaving Resources Water Rescue Technician curriculum and requires approximately 4.5-hours to complete.

This curriculum meets/exceeds NFPA 1670 & NFPA 1006 Standards for Technical Rescue and represents the minimum level of operational capability required for the First Responder when responding to a rescue or recovery incident in, on or around the water. This training will be beneficial to anyone responsible for Incident Command at the scene of an water incident, as well as for all shore-based personnel.

Upon successful completion of the Water Rescue Awareness course, the participant is awarded a Course Completion Certificate valid for 5 years from the course completion date. The graduate is then eligible to participate in the skills portion of the Water Rescue Technician curriculum and must complete the skills portion within 1 year of receiving the Awareness level certification.

Upon receipt of registration for the Water Rescue Awareness course, the candidate will receive a Course Guidebook and prerequisite reading assignments. The candidate must then complete the pretest prior to participating in the on-line or in-person training session.

Online Courses For First Responders plus Aquatic Facility Managers, Lifeguard Supervisors & Instructors, and Lifeguards

This newly developed series of programming will be of interest to First Responders, including Fire, Rescue, EMS and Law Enforcement Personnel, as well as to all Parks and Recreation Professionals; Aquatic Facility Managers and Operators; Lifeguard Instructors and Supervisors; and Lifeguards.

Drowning / Aquatic Injury Case Study Series

2 hours

$25 Per Session

$175 For Entire Series

Oct 29 (Thu) 1-3 PM ET

Nov 19 (Thu) 1-3 PM ET

Dec 17 (Thu) 1-3 PM ET

Jan 14 (Thu) 1-3 PM ET

Feb 25 (Thu) 1-3 PM ET

Mar 18 (Thu) 1-3 PM ET

Apr 22 (Thu) 1-3 PM ET

May 27 (Thu) 1-3 PM ET

This fast-paced and comprehensive monthly webinar series will allow attendees to understand how a break-down in procedure can lead to catastrophic results. These eye-opening lessons will provide an understanding of not just what transpired leading up to and in reaction to these incidents, but how they can be prevented and the proper response in the event you are faced with a similar situation.

All webinars are presented live from our headquarters in Kennebunkport, Maine by Gerry Dworkin. With over 40 years’ experience in the field and in training first responders from around the world, Gerry is considered one of the nation’s foremost experts in water/ice rescue and in forensic investigations related to aquatic injury or death. He has consulted in over 350 litigation cases and has been featured in national media including CBS News and NBC News.

Each month, a different case study will be presented in an interactive format via Zoom.

Case studies are all actual investigations such as a fatal submersion incident that occurred at a public swimming pool with lifeguards present.

These case studies will present, in graphic detail, the incidents as they transpired; the Standard of Care for the prevention, recognition and management of drowning and aquatic injuries; and the opinions stating how the facility and lifeguards breached the standard of care resulting in the incidents.

Note: These webinars may include graphic videos and images.

Online Water Rescue Courses For Aquatic Facility Managers, Lifeguard Supervisors & Instructors, and Lifeguards

Due to concerns over the current health crisis (COVID-19 Pandemic), and the resulting reduction of in-person training programs, Lifesaving Resources is offering those who work in and around the water the opportunity to participate in courses designed to increase prevention, recognition and management of incidents.

Standard of Care For The Prevention, Recognition and Management of Drowning and Aquatic Injuries

3 hours

$35 individual

$150 for 5 participants

TBD

A fast-paced and comprehensive session focusing on the prevention, recognition and management of drowning and aquatic injuries.

This eye-opening presentation includes numerous Standard of Care principles with graphic video and/or audio clips of actual drowning and/or aquatic injury incidents.

This session is beneficial to anyone with operational, management, and supervisory responsibility for public swimming pools and beaches, including municipal, HOA, YMCA, JCC, and Country Club facilities, as well as Water Park and other aquatic attraction facilities. It will be especially beneficial for lifeguards, lifeguard instructors and supervisors.

This presentation can also be used as a 3-hour in-service training program for lifeguards.