The United States Lifesaving Association is pleased to announce the availability of four new training videos, all in DVD format.
Intended to help augment existing training programs, these videos address the topics of water observation, components of a rescue, search and recovery, and beach vehicle operations.
These videos were professionally produced with the input of the USLA. They are inexpensively priced at only $25 each, plus shipping and handling. They are intended to be used by authorized instructors of beach lifeguard training programs as an educational aid, in accordance with the local agency’s protocols, as well as any state laws and regulations. They can be purchased by navigating to: http://www.uniservinc.com/usla2/
The videos are as follows:
WATER OBSERVATION: Although a lifeguard’s role isn’t limited to water safety, water observation may be the most critical aspect of a lifeguard’s duties. This video offers some skills and approaches which may enhance the quality of water surveillance, in accordance with the recommendations contained in Open Water Lifesaving ” The United States Lifesaving Manual.
COMPONENTS OF A RESCUE: A successful water rescue requires a lifeguard to make many decisions and to properly execute a series of actions. This training video breaks down the components of a rescue from start to finish, in accordance with the recommendations contained in Open Water Lifesaving ” The United States Lifesaving Manual, to help lifeguards perform water rescues safely and efficiently.
CODE X (SEARCH AND RECOVERY): One of the most stressful, critical, and least frequently employed procedures is a missing person search, known as a Code X incident. The greatest determining factors of a successful Code X search and recovery are training and careful preplanning. This training video, which involves footage from an actual Code X incident, will help you understand the basics of a Code X search and the Incident Command System, in accordance with the recommendations contained in Open Water Lifesaving ” The United States Lifesaving Manual.
BEACH VEHICLE OPERATIONS: In many areas, lifeguards, police officers, park rangers, and others use four wheel drive vehicles to patrol and respond to emergencies. This video introduces basic concepts aimed at helping beach drivers consider some key aspects of safe operating principles. It is intended to assist in training in accordance with local agency protocols.
The content of these videos represents a compilation of USLA recommended guidelines and practical suggestions, which cannot and should not be implemented, duplicated, or acted upon in any manner by the viewer unless said guidelines and/or suggestions have been incorporated into your local agency’s protocols, are in compliance with your state’s laws and regulations, have been made part of your local agency’s training program, and are presented by an instructor authorized by your agency.
The USLA does not warrant that the implementation of these recommended guidelines or suggestions will eliminate the risk of physical injury or liability for injury.