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Lifesaving Resources Graduates Class of 2019 Ice Rescue Instructors
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Lifesaving Resources, LLC Lifesaving Resources, LLC
Kennebunkport , ME
Thursday, February 28, 2019


Instructor Class of 2019
 
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Lifesaving Resources is proud to announce the graduates of the 2019 INTERNATIONAL ICE RESCUE INSTRUCTOR ACADEMY, conducted February 21 - 24, in Portland, Maine.  The 21 new instructors represented Fire, Rescue, EMS, and Police departments from throughout the U.S. and Canada.  The Academy was run in a boot camp-like style with classes conducted from 8 AM to 10 PM daily, with sessions conducted on and through the ice, as well as classroom.  The Academy even included a Night Operations session conducted in the dark on a frozen pond in which the rescue squads had to search out, treat, and transport patients back to shore.  

The Academy was conducted under the direction of Gerry Dworkin, a professional Aquatics Safety & Water Rescue Consultant for Lifesaving Resources of Kennebunkport, Maine.  He was assisted by Bob Shields from the Cumberland Rescue Squad (Rhode Island), Jason Fedler from the Cossayuna Fire Department (New York), and Mike Flynn from the Walpole Fire Rescue Department (New Hampshire).  

Lifesaving Resources announces the following new Ice Rescue Instructors:

Richard Gallo, Oceanport Fire Department (Long Branch, New Jersey).  

Donald Jackson, Fauquier Fire Rescue (Warrenton, Virginia).

James Matthew Wyne, Fauquier Fire Rescue (Warrenton, Virginia).

Rene Ritter, Emergency Response Education (Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada).  

Scott Trottman, City of Fairfax Fire Department (Fairfax, Virginia).  

Jamal Hamilton, Athol Fire Department (Athol, Massachusetts).

Bruce Dubrule, Athol Fire Department (Athol, Massachusetts).  

Shane Gallagher, Beach Haven Vol. Fire Company (Beach Haven, New Jersey).

Chris Moore, Beach Haven Vol. Fire Company (Beach Haven, New Jersey).  

Bill Gett, Alburgh Vol. Fire Department (Alburgh, Vermont).  

Adam White, Grand Isle Vol. Fire Department (Grand Isle, Vermont).

Ben Ingalls, Grand Isle Vol. Fire Department (Grand Isle, Vermont).  

Rob Lee, Charles County Dive Rescue (LaPlata, Maryland).

Kathryn Fortgang, Charles County Dive Rescue (Accokeek, Maryland).  

Daniel Davis, Falmouth Vol. Fire Department (Fredericksburg, Virginia).  

Anthony Cataldi, Windham Fire Rescue (Windham, Maine).  

Sonny Ballinger, Niagara Falls Fire Department (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada).  

Rob Kriter, Niagara Falls Fire Department (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada).

Jimmy Belcastro, Niagara Falls Fire Department (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada).

Phillip Roberto, Jr., Niagara Falls Fire Department (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada).  

John Conway, Billerica Fire Department (Billerica, Massachusetts).  

The departments and communities these individuals represent should be extremely proud of their dedication, professionalism, knowledge, expertise, and hard work during this intensive 4-day training program.

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesaving Resources (www.lifesaving.com) is a private company dedicated to drowning and aquatic injury prevention and emergency management.  Located in Kennebunkport, Maine, Lifesaving Resources is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in Ice and Water Rescue training programs for First Responders.  The company develops educational programs in Water Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, Ice Rescue, Lifeguarding, Drowning Prevention and Aquatics Safety, and conducts this training throughout North America as well as Internationally.  The company conducts an annual INTERNATIONAL ICE RESCUE TRAIN-THE-TRAINER ACADEMY, as well as an INTERNATIONAL WATER RESCUE TRAIN-THE-TRAINER ACADEMY.  The purpose of these internationally-recognized Academies is to train and authorize Ice and Water Rescue Instructors for Fire, Rescue, EMS, and Law Enforcement agencies.  For information on any of their programs, please access their website at www.lifesaving.com.

 

 

 
Gerald M. Dworkin
Consultant, Aquatics Safety and Water Rescue
Lifesaving Resources, LLC
Kennebunkport, ME
207-967-8614