Quantcast

Latest Surf lifesaving Stories

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...

2010-10-07 10:00:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at the Project Lifesaver Annual Conference, ViVre Medical, Inc., and Project Lifesaver International announced that they have expanded their partnership and will be extending the benefits of mobile medical histories to all Project Lifesaver clients at no cost to them. A new product developed by ViVre Medical called LifeGuardONE(TM) will be provided to all Project Lifesaver clients during their next scheduled visit by...

2010-04-22 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Portraits of Hope and Ford Motor Company have announced the final weekend public painting session for the largest public arts project in the U.S., and one of the most extensive civic efforts anywhere in the country, to be held at South Bay Ford at 5100 W. Rosecrans Ave. in Hawthorne, California on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 11a.m. - 2p.m. Nearing the end of a four-month process, Saturday is the last weekend panel-painting opportunity for members...

2010-01-04 12:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Project Lifesaver International, a non-profit organization specializing in training public safety agencies on search and rescue programs to help individuals with cognitive conditions that wander, today released their Top Milestones and Rescues of 2009. To help combat the issue of wandering, Project Lifesaver helps train public safety agencies to conduct search and rescue efforts by using state-of-the-art technology to find those who wander...

9f68d92a424ef165841390eaf7fe5f831
2009-08-24 21:08:20

Lifeguards at Necox Beach in New York's Hamptons said they helped illusionist David Blaine and two friends out of the rough waters during the weekend. A lifeguard who asked not to be identified told the New York Post Blaine and his friends ignored warnings Sunday to stay out of the water, which became dangerous as a result of Hurricane Bill. They were warned not to go in because of the hurricane surf conditions, the lifeguard told the newspaper, adding the trio walked farther east and jumped...

2009-08-20 12:35:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has advice and safety tips for anyone planning a trip to the beach along the U.S. East Coast this weekend as experts predict Hurricane Bill may cause dangerous waves and rip tides along the shore. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Hurricane Bill is currently a Category Three storm with winds blowing up to 125 mph, and experts say the storm could strengthen over the open Atlantic. The...

2009-07-10 00:35:40

Adults who supervise children or inexperienced swimmers need to know how to swim, a U.S. doctor says. Dr. Brent King of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston says basic water safety and lifesaving classes are available and everyone should learn basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures for cardiac or respiratory arrest emergencies. Young children can drown in just a few minutes, so the supervising adult should pay full attention to the swimmers, King says in a statement....

2009-05-20 13:49:00

Nationwide survey finds that one in four know someone who drowned WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately half of adults surveyed on water safety say they've had an experience where they nearly drowned in their lifetime, and one in four know someone who has drowned, according to an American Red Cross survey. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The survey of more than 1,000 adults, taken in advance of the summer vacation season, also...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
Related