Re: Meritorious Action in Canada
Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona (CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET)
Fri, 15 Jul 1994 06:44:00 MST
Good Point about rewarding poeple for putting themselves in extraordinary
risk. It does seem a bit risky. Working with water safety I always find
myself stressing the concept of never tyring to do a swimming rescue unless
you are trained and HAVE THE ABILITY. (Both are required or you end up
with a double drowning most of the time.) What I wanted to point out is
that the American Red Cross is planning to eliminate all contact (except
spinal injury managment) from their Lifeguarding Course. This is due to
presure from the National Safety Council. It does make some sense.
Lifeguarding is geared to the professional Lifeguard who has no business
being without equipment (resuce tubes seems to be the main stay now days).
The equipment is of course to be used between the rescuer and rescuee.
Chris Haggerty, District Advancement Chairman,
Cochise District, Catalina Council, Sierra Vista, Arizona
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