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With changes to pool operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are also recommended changes to how lifeguards respond to medical emergencies. Based on current recommendations, we have outlined procedures for swimming pool, water park and other aquatic venues...

Local governments are beginning to allow swimming pools and other aquatic facilities to reopen as restrictions ease across the country. Lifesaving Resources can provide guidance and training to facilities looking to safely reopen their doors. The guidelines below are based...

Responding to Cardiac Arrest calls during the Coronavirus pandemic has required First Responders to modify protocols to reduce risk to responding personnel while providing lifesaving care to patients....

By Seth Collings Hawkins, MD, Justin Sempsrott, MD, and Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH Published in Emergency Medicine News, August 2017 In June, a 4-year-old died following days of vomiting. He had been in shallow water in a Texas dike about a week...

May 01, 2020   First, the good news: due to this current crisis, we will be extending everyone’s authorization by one year.  So, if you were authorized through December 2020, your authorization will be automatically extended through December 2021.   We are investigating means...

United States Lifesaving Association Lifeguarding and COVID-19 The United States Lifesaving Association has received many inquiries regarding lifeguard operations amidst the COVID-19 epidemic. Lifeguards, like other public safety providers, want to know how to protect themselves and how to protect others,...

WA Firefighters Swim to Rescue Couple in Sinking Vehicle Poulsbo firefighters were treated for hypothermia after diving into Liberty Bay to save two people who were trapped upside-down in their crashed vehicle. SYDNEY BROWNSTONE DECEMBER 15, 2019 THE SEATTLE TIMES Firefighters swam into Liberty Bay...

by Rebecca Robledo Another man has died after allegedly contracting the brain-eating amoeba at a waterpark. Eddie Gray, 59, was on a trip with his church at Fantasy Lake Water Park in Hope Mills, N.C. when he contracted Naegleria fowleri, known as...

June 6, 2019 The Data Identified June as the Deadliest Month for Drowning Fatalities Involving Children Younger than 15 WASHINGTON – A new report released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) highlights the need for continued vigilance in combatting drowning, which...

The Ultimate Disaster Kit Checklist What to Put in an Emergency Supply Kit Water: The general wisdom is one gallon per person per day for a minimum of three days. Food: Keep a supply of nonperishable food (such as cans) for a minimum...

by Joshua Rhett Miller New York Post A mother in Tennessee is heartbroken after her twins were found unresponsive in the deep end of a babysitter’s swimming pool, saying she’s “not sure how to live with this pain.” Amelia Wieand, the mother of...

By Kathleen Doheny webmd.com June 15, 2017 -- Many swimmers and boaters make water safety a priority, but one danger that's still often overlooked is electric-shock drowning. Electric-shock drowning occurs when an electric current, typically low-level AC current from boats,  docks or lights, "escapes"...

Story by: The Canadian Press TORONTO — Relatives of two Ontario men who lost their lives during firefighter training exercises five years apart wiped their eyes as a coroner’s inquest that began Tuesday heard details of the fatal incidents. The inquest into...

Lifeguards who oversee open waters, such as oceans and lakes, may be able to deliver CPR effectively in a moving inflatable boat, according to a small study in Spain. Surf-lifeguards provided the best cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on land but also delivered...

TWO BOYS, age 11, are ice skating at a local pond. Suddenly, the ice cracks and one boy falls through into 34 degree Fahrenheit water. His friend runs to his aid, and potential tragedy grows as the second boy is...