Archive for June, 2015

BigEasy® Rescue Breathing Masks Ship Out

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Preparing for this lifeguard season has been quite the adventure! The BigEasy® Rescue Breathing Mask Kit is the first FDA approved blob style CPR Mask since the discontinuation of the SealEasy and there has been an overwhelming demand for the product since this spring (2015). We are now happy to announce that stock is available and orders have been shipping out since June 26, 2015. We would like to thank all of our loyal and new customers for their patience and understanding with the development of this product. No more waiting, The BigEasy® is here.

Thank you from Water Safety Products, Inc.

Click here to get yours! http://www.watersafety.com/store/lifeguard-equipment/rescue-breathing-masks-and-barrier-1.html 

Big_Easy_delivery

Lifeguard Games | Oxygen Equipment Relay Race

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

lifeguard relay race_2

Lifeguard games are a great way to break the ice before a briefing, make training more fun, or to spice up any in-service training. The important part is to make sure that your game is not only fun, but also tests the knowledge of your lifeguards. Today we will give you the rules for how to play the “Oxygen Equipment Relay Race.”

Objective of the game: Split the class into two or more teams and then run a relay race between them. Test the knowledge of your lifeguards by challenging them and assemble/disassemble oxygen tanks.

Required equipment:

lifeguard relay race

How to play: 

  1. Split the teams (evenly) into lines and move their first response bag 10-20 feet in front of the line.
  2. Begin the game with a whistle blow.
  3. The player at the front of each line must must glove up and run to the lifeguard first response bag.
  4. Once at the bag the player must either either hook up or disconnect the; big easy, bvm, tubing, regulator, oxygen, tank-key, etc (whatever you see fit for the race).
  5. The player then runs back to the team and touches the hand of the next player in line once they have completed the tank assembly.
  6. The next player in line repeats the opposite process by taking the tank apart.
  7. once a player has completed the process they should sit on the floor.
  8. The first team to have all players complete the process wins.

Rules:

  • Have fun.
  • Trainers must confirm that a tank has been assembled, or disassembled correctly.

 

Swim Safe | Watch Your Children

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

watch your children

Summer is upon us and it is time to enjoy some fun in the sun! In doing so it is vital that parents remember to WATCH YOUR CHILDREN while they are splashing around! Here are some simple rules that will keep your children (or the guests in your facility) safe.

Tips:

  1. Watch your children: Parents must always watch their children, even if a lifeguard is present! Although parents may want to take a minute to relax, snooze, or catch up on their favorite book.
  2. Wear a life jacket: A life vest or life jacket is suggested even for children who are strong swimmers. Note that a Jacket is only effect if it fits appropriately.
  3. Swim near lifeguards: Be sure to swim in areas where a lifeguard is stationed. However, remember that lifeguards are not babysitters. You must still watch your children.

Facts:

  • Drowning is the primary cause of accidental deaths in children under 4.
  • Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children.
  • Most rescues occur to children 12 years of age of less.
  • Most drownings occur in 5 feet of water or less .
  • Research shows that many drownings occur with the parent close by.
  • Drowning happens quickly. Even less than a minute.

Want to spread the message? Click this link for the Watch Your Children sign that you can post in your facility! http://www.watersafety.com/store/facility-equipment/watch-your-children-sign.html 

Show
Hide