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 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

Thurs Dec 10 - 1:00 PM EST

Thurs Jan 7 - 1:00 PM EST

Thurs Jan 21 - 1:00 PM EST

Thurs Feb 4 - 1:00 PM EST

Thurs Feb 18 - 1:00 PM EST

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 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.

Drowning Case Study

1.5 hours

$25

TBD

This fast-paced and comprehensive webinar designed for Lifeguards, Lifeguard Supervisors & Instructors, Parks and Recreation Professionals, Aquatic Facility Managers and Operators, and Personal Injury Attorneys involved in drowning or aquatic injury litigation.

An actual case study of a fatal submersion incident that occurred at a public swimming pool with lifeguards present will be presented.

This case study will present, in graphic detail, the incident as it 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 this fatal incident.

Note: The webinar will include several graphic videos of two drowning incidents.