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Auxdron Lifeguard Drone rescues swimmers from Spanish beach – sUAS News 

Posted by | August 16, 2018 | Lifeguard Jobs, Lifeguards, Open Water Lifeguards, Water Rescue, Water Rescue Training, Water Safety

As part of the Lifeguard team and now ever present on the beach in the port of Sagunto, Spain, the Auxdron Lifeguard Drone was ready and waiting as one of the Lifeguards sounded the alarm that there were people caught in an undertow and looked like they needed help. This event happened on Wednesday the 15th of August on a beach known to have strong undertows under certain conditions. The Lifeguard team are well aware of the danger and are trained for these specific situations. One of the most important parts of such a rescue is the response time to the victims. Adrian Plazas and Enrique Fernandez were two Lifeguards who knew this more than most. Together they started a company to design and build a Drone that was capable of saving lives. Three years later their vision was realised when the drone, they developed, saved the life of a woman caught in an undertow that could have cost her life.  READ MORE…

Source: https://www.suasnews.com

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Extraordinary photos of survival in Houston

Posted by | August 30, 2017 | Swift Water Rescue, Water Rescue, Water Rescue Training

Marcus Yam|Los Angeles Times|Getty Images

Five days after Harvey came ashore near Corpus Christi, Texas, record-setting rainfall in Houston continues to push floodwaters higher and higher.

Hurricane Harvey turned interstate highways into rivers and put numerous subdivisions around Houston under half a dozen feet or more of water. The most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years, Harvey lingered along the Gulf Coast, drenching the region with a year’s worth of rain in the span of a week.

These photos give an intimate look at the current efforts to rescue residents and shelter evacuees.  Read more…

Source: www.cnbc.com

Comments Off on Duluth Fire Department Tests New Water Rescue Equipment | www.WDIO.com

Duluth Fire Department Tests New Water Rescue Equipment | www.WDIO.com

Posted by | August 2, 2017 | Water Rescue, Water Rescue Training, Water Safety

The Duluth Fire Department and Great Lakes Unmanned Systems tested a type of drone that can perform water rescues on Lake Superior, Tuesday afternoon.  The water rescue drone is called the EMILY, which stands for EMergency Integrated Life-saving LanYard.It is only about 25 pounds and goes up to 22 mph.  The equipment is made by a company out of Arizona, but is being used all around the world.  READ MORE…..

Source: Duluth Fire Department Tests New Water Rescue Equipment | www.WDIO.com

Comments Off on Bend Fire practices water rescue; Tuesday’s training was part of week-long rescue training for new hires

Bend Fire practices water rescue; Tuesday’s training was part of week-long rescue training for new hires

Posted by | March 31, 2017 | Swift Water Rescue, Water Rescue Training

Bend Fire practices water rescueTuesday’s training was part of week-long rescue training for new hiresBy Aubrey Wieber, The BulletinPublished Mar 28, 2017 at 04:25PM / Updated Mar 29, 2017 at 09:55AM

Red and yellow helmets bobbed up and down as budding firemen traversed the rocks that form the First Street rapids in the Deschutes River in Bend.It was an initiation of sorts for the five new firefighter/paramedics that started with the department on March 13. The five are spending the week learning how to rescue people in various situations as the department gets ready for summer. Tuesday was swift-water rescue, and the crew set up a zip line to carry each person across a dangerous stretch of the river.Knowing how to rescue recreationists from the city’s water systems is a crucial part of the job. Engineer Will Akins said the department responds to a request for a water rescue weekly in the summer.“It is so attractive,” Battalion Chief Dave Howe said of water recreation. “It’s so fun, but most people are just very unaware of the power of moving water. It’s easy to get in trouble in the river.”While most water rescues are serious situations, on Tuesday hoots and hollers echoed off the water as enthusiastic firemen were pulled from the rapid.“This is a blast,” said incoming firefighter/paramedic Austin Peters. “These are pretty thick wetsuits, so you’re not really feeling any temperature, and the sun has been nice enough to come out for most of the day too. So it’s been really nice.”Monday, the crew was at Tumalo State Park using ropes to learn how to rescue stranded or injured climbers, or how to rappel down an embankment to rescue someone. Later on Tuesday, they practiced responding to flipped boats, and the rest of the week they will work on saving people stuck in cars.“This is their technical rescue week,” Akins said.On Tuesday, Akins said the new hires were learning how to operate around the different dams and rapids within the department’s boundaries, as well as how to read water in general. They also practiced rescuing themselves and each other in various situations, whether via a zip line system, with a rope bag or via a raft.For water rescues, Akins said the most popular spots are the First Street rapids, the Bend Whitewater Park in the Old Mill District, Dillon Falls, Lava Island Falls and Benham Falls.Akins said most of the time when the department shows up to a request for a water rescue, the person in need of help has already gotten themselves out of the situation. But it’s not always that easy — especially during tourist season.“They’re not from here,” Akins said of many of the people the department rescues. “They are here on vacation, and they want to go ride the river.”—

Reporter: 541-383-0376, awieber@bendbulletin.com

Source: http://www.bendbulletin.com

Comments Off on Water rescues could be enhanced with new certification in Myrtle Beach | WBTW.com

Water rescues could be enhanced with new certification in Myrtle Beach | WBTW.com

Posted by | July 5, 2016 | Open Water Lifeguards, Water Rescue, Water Rescue Training, Water Safety

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The Myrtle Beach Fire Department’s water rescue team received a new certification as an “Aquatic Rescue Team.” Only three other departments on the …

Source: Water rescues could be enhanced with new certification in Myrtle Beach | WBTW.com

Comments Off on Firefighter dies from injuries sustained during rescue training | KHON2

Firefighter dies from injuries sustained during rescue training | KHON2

Posted by | June 19, 2016 | Water Rescue Training

In addition to being a veteran firefighter, Clifford Rigsbee was known to many as an elite triathlete and coach.

Source: Firefighter dies from injuries sustained during rescue training | KHON2

Comments Off on Shark attack: 52-year-old mother of three had bite marks from her shoulder to her pelvis 

Shark attack: 52-year-old mother of three had bite marks from her shoulder to her pelvis 

Posted by | May 31, 2016 | Ocean, Ocean Sports, Open Water Lifeguards, Water Rescue, Water Rescue Training, Water Safety

She had wounds in a half circle across her torso, teeth marks from her upper right shoulder in the back to her pelvis in front and to the other side of her buttocks in the back.

Source: Shark attack: 52-year-old mother of three had bite marks from her shoulder to her pelvis – The Orange County Register

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Star swimmer dies at lifeguard tryouts – CNN.com

Posted by | May 31, 2016 | Lifeguards, Open Water Lifeguards, Swimming, Water Rescue Training, Water Safety

Jack Jakubek, a record-setting college swimmer and recent graduate, died Saturday during lifeguard tryouts off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Source: Star swimmer dies at lifeguard tryouts – CNN.com

Comments Off on AFD uses robot to help save people stuck in fast moving water | KXAN.com

AFD uses robot to help save people stuck in fast moving water | KXAN.com

Posted by | April 26, 2016 | Swift Water Rescue, Water Rescue Training, Water Safety

Controlled by a remote control, EMILY swims to the victim and the person latches on to it and gets pulled back by the rescue crews.

Source: AFD uses robot to help save people stuck in fast moving water | KXAN.com

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Firefighters train for swift water rescues – Story

Posted by | April 15, 2016 | Swift Water Rescue, Water Rescue Training, Water Safety

Clark County firefighters were practicing swift water rescues at Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas on Friday.

Source: Firefighters train for swift water rescues – Story

Comments Off on Local fire dept. finds success in year of Water Rescue Training but other dept’s haven’t caught on | WTSP.com

Local fire dept. finds success in year of Water Rescue Training but other dept’s haven’t caught on | WTSP.com

Posted by | April 10, 2016 | Water Rescue Training, Water Safety

EAST LAKE, Fla. —  You can find it pretty much anywhere you look: water; it takes up a great percentage of this state. That’s why we rank number 1 in the nation when it comes to submerged vehicles; b ut are local rescue agencies equipped if you were in one of those sinking cars?

Source: Local fire dept. finds success in year of Water Rescue Training but other dept’s haven’t caught on | WTSP.com

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