Monday, October 08, 2012
Lifesaving Resources, LLC, of Kennebunkport, Maine, announces its 2013 schedule of Water and Ice Rescue training programs for First Responders from throughout North America.
Water Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, and Ice Rescue Technician Courses are being offered for Fire, Rescue, EMS, and Law Enforcement personnel from throughout North America. These courses meet and exceed NFPA 1670 Standard for Technical Rescue, and are designed to provide First Responders with the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively respond to incidents in, on and around the water, as well as on and through the ice.
In addition to Technician level courses, Lifesaving Resources will also be offering one INTERNATIONAL ICE RESCUE TRAIN-THE-TRAINER ACADEMY and an INTERNATIONAL WATER RESCUE TRAIN-THE-TRAINER ACADEMY. The purpose of the Academies are to train Fire, Rescue, EMS, and Law Enforcement personnel as either Ice or Water Rescue Instructors. Upon graduation from either Academy, graduates will be authorized to conduct Awareness, Operations, and/or Technician level courses on behalf of their own departments.
Lifesaving Resources, LLC is dedicated to drowning and aquatic injury prevention and emergency management. The company develops educational curriculums in Aquatics Safety, Lifeguard Operations and Management, Water Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, and Ice Rescue and conducts this training throughout North America for the Public Safety and Rescue, as well as the Lifeguard and Aquatic Recreation Sectors.
The programs are developed by and conducted under the supervision of Gerald Dworkin, a professional Aquatics Safety and Water Rescue Consultant for Lifesaving Resources, LLC. Dworkin has been a Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician for over 35 years, and is currently a Firefigher/EMT for the Kennebunkport Fire Department in Kennebunkport, Maine. He has written and published over 40 articles, and has appeared as a subject matter expert on numerous national medica broadcasts, including ABC's Good Morning America; NBC's Today Show; CBS' Early Show; CNN; MSNBC News; The Weather Channel; and The Discovery Channel. Dworkin also regularly consults as a Forensics Expert in drowning and aquatic injury litigation.
Dworkin serves on the Board of Directors for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance; and serves on Advisory Boards or Committees for the International Swimming Hall of Fame, and the American Red Cross National Lifeguard Curriculum Development Team. He is also a member of the National Water Safety Congress.
For information on their programs, access their comprehensive and award-winning website at www.lifesaving.com.
Donna J. Ahearn