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2011-10-24 07:15:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Drowning Prevention Alliance and USA Swimming Foundation launched a national competition in search for the 2011 Lifesaver of the Year. Nominators should visit http://www.facebook.com/NationalDrowningPreventionAlliance and click the "Lifesaver of the Year" tab to upload a photo and essay about the nominee. Describe how the nominee saved someone's life or affected the lives of others in a water-related incident. Any person...

2011-07-18 00:01:37

Classic Lifeguard began business by meeting an ever-growing need for medical transports in the scenic area of Lake Powell. With over 20 years experience they are extremely proficient. Receiving NAAMTA's accreditation adds to their reputation as a first-rate organization. Page, AZ (PRWEB) July 17, 2011 NAAMTA (National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications) is excited to announce the achievement of receiving Medical Transport Accreditation to CLASSIC LIFEGUARD. Since 1988,...

2011-06-28 16:00:00

123 Pool and Spa Incidents Reported Since Memorial Day Aquatic Facilities Celebrate Pool Safely Day Across America American Red Cross Highlights National Water Safety Survey PHOENIX, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign is releasing its 2011 summer snapshot of the number of drowning and near-drowning incidents across America. Since Memorial...

2011-06-14 14:01:09

Swim centre personnel and lifeguards have higher stamina and carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation more effectively than personnel in the emergency healthcare services, even though they have undergone extreme exertion. Their life-saving efforts may be crucial while waiting for an ambulance. This is the conclusion of research carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy. Swim centre personnel and lifeguards are trained in, and regularly practice, rescue from water and cardiopulmonary...

2011-06-10 08:30:00

Warmer Weather Triggers Increased Wandering among those with Alzheimer's & Autism PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's that time of the year to be out and about, however, as the warmer months approach, caregivers who have loved ones with Alzheimer's, Autism, or any other cognitive condition need to be on alert because the rates for wandering increase during the warmer months. Since the middle of February, the Project Lifesaver program has rescued...

2011-06-01 00:00:37

According to eSafetyAlert, Summer is the Time to Remember "Layers of Protection," Pool Alarms, and Other Tips to Prevent Child Drowning Accidents In Pools and Spas Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2011 With summer in full swing, more than 150 drowning and near-drowning incidents have been documented in media reports in 30 states coast-to-coast. According to eSafetyAlert, this figure is up by 32 incidents reported only three days prior to Memorial Day, on May 27, when there had been 55...

2011-05-27 14:11:00

New American Red Cross survey reinforces need for water safety as nearly 80 percent of Americans plan to engage in water-related activities this summer. WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two in ten people planning to swim, boat or fish this summer cannot swim well, according to a new national survey by the American Red Cross. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Nearly 8 in 10 households (78 percent) are planning at least one water-related...

2011-05-27 10:47:00

New American Red Cross survey reinforces need for water safety as nearly 80 percent of Americans plan to engage in water-related activities this summer. WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a third of people planning to swim, boat or fish this summer cannot swim well, according to a new national survey by the American Red Cross. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Nearly 8 in 10 households (78 percent) are planning at least one...

2011-03-31 12:11:00

New Red Cross programs 'go digital' to give consumers more flexibility. WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross, the nation's largest provider of CPR and first aid training, today announced the launch of the next generation of Red Cross health and safety training. The new training features a two-year certification for first aid and CPR training, and other cost and time-saving benefits for course takers and instructors. (Logo:...

2011-03-16 10:18:00

SEATTLE, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeGuard Structures LLC of Seattle, WA is introducing a product line of furniture designed to protect human life in an earthquake, especially in a multi-storey building collapse. The new company is the first to provide personal bodily protection for people who live and work in earthquake-prone areas. Desks, tables and consoles are built to support over a million pounds, while a person can remain safely inside with access to emergency supplies. The...