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CPR  // Posts tagged as "CPR"

26 Jan Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on New Era of Rescue Services?

New Era of Rescue Services?

New Era of Rescue Services?

Recently some footage of what was reported to be the first real water rescue made by a drone at Lennox Head, New South Wales, Australia went viral. There were two swimmers just outside the surf line kind of floating around. The footage was from the drone itself as it dropped this package from maybe 100 […]

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19 Jan Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

I guess it’s all in how you look at it. I hate the cold. I’d be happy if it never dipped below 80 degrees year round. I have a lot of friends through the International Lifesaving Federation from all over and I mentioned how cold it’s been here to  the head of the lifesaving federation […]

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12 Jan Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Cold Winter Days

Cold Winter Days

Cold Winter Days

I had a suggestion from a friend this week to write about how we deal with the cold water and air while working in the beach environment. It’s an interesting topic since even when we’re building towers, working on signage, or even working in the office we have to be ready at a moment’s notice […]

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05 Jan Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Lyle Gun

Lyle Gun

Lyle Gun

It was a moonless bitter cold night as the hooded figure walked along the beachfront. His long coat swirled around him as the icy rain and wind whipped through his clothes despite his efforts to keep them wrapped around his thin body. He held his lantern to the side so as not to hamper his […]

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25 Aug Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Big Rescue

Big Rescue

Big Rescue

Time slowed as I jumped off the wall and ran to the water. I noticed two groups of people in the water and a woman running out. A group of four was ¾ of the way out to the end of the 33rd street groin and right in the middle of the “no swimming” area. […]

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21 Apr Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Easter Tragedy

Easter Tragedy

Easter Tragedy

Easter was a beautiful day on the beach. It was sunny and warm with a light breeze with moderate surf. All the beaches were packed and the guards were busy moving them away from the rock groins and other dangerous areas. A 31 year old man and his 12 year old son walked down to […]

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16 Jun | Comments

CPR Re-Certification #3

CPR Re-Certification #3

CPR re-certification course open to all returning Lifeguards. All Lifeguards must attend one of the 3 training sessions offered during the summer season to re-certify in CPR. Sign-up sheets will be posted in GIBP. Please sign-up for only one course. Lifeguards will be paid for their time in the course. Therefore, regular attendance policies apply, […]

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09 Jun | Comments

CPR Re-Certification #2

CPR Re-Certification #2

CPR re-certification course open to all returning Lifeguards. All Lifeguards must attend one of the 3 training sessions offered during the summer season to re-certify in CPR. Sign-up sheets will be posted in GIBP. Please sign-up for only one course. Lifeguards will be paid for their time in the course. Therefore, regular attendance policies apply, […]

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02 Jun | Comments

CPR Re-Certification #1

CPR Re-Certification #1

CPR re-certification course open to all returning Lifeguards. All Lifeguards must attend one of the 3 training sessions offered during the summer season to re-certify in CPR. Sign-up sheets will be posted in GIBP. Please sign-up for only one course. Lifeguards will be paid for their time in the course. Therefore, regular attendance policies apply, […]

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07 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Tryouts

Tryouts

Tryouts

The group of young men and women radiated nervousness as they lined up on the sand. “On your mark, get set, GO!” shouted the instructor as they raced down the beach around the tower and into the water. I was about half way out to the buoy when a group of good swimmers caught me […]

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