More stories about Safety

  • Death Sentences

    What is a life worth? I’ve asked this question in various ways over the years, but it’s always been more of a rhetorical question than something that can be answered.

  • May is Water Safety Month 

    Supporting the need for ongoing public education on safer water practices, May 2010 is National Water Safety Month

  • Sacrificing Safety

    In January 2008, Pennsylvania officially eliminated lifeguards from almost all state park beaches.

  • Standard for Technical Rescue

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) establishes standards for the Fire and Rescue industry. In February 2004, they published NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents.

  • Running on Empty

    On July 29, 2009, Seattle was blazing. The Emerald City had just reached 103 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time in recorded history.

  • Getting the Message

    Yep, teens, for the most part, represent the face of the aquatics facility

  • ARC Releases Clarification on Entry Depths

    A clarification has been released regarding the Red Cross recommended depths for headfirst pool entries

  • Chemical Spills Result In Hospitalizations, Injured Students

    Several hazardous chemical spills were reported in late 2009

  • Plans Shaping Up for National Water Safety Month, New Partners Announced

    The International Swimming Hall of Fame and the Independent Pool & Spa Service Association will join existing partners in their support of the second annual National Water Safety Month, which will take place in May 2010

  • Under Surveillance

    Maintaining constant, meaningful surveillance of patrons as they participate in aquatic activities is a key component of lifeguarding