Lifeguard Equipment

Jul
06
Have you ever been stung by a stingray?

If you haven’t then consider yourself very lucky. Stingrays inflict a whole world of pain on their unfortunate victims, and the only treatment is to endure the gut churning pain, while soaking the injured limb in borderline scalding water. Stingrays are everywhere in the United States There are twenty-two different species of stingrays in the […]
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Jun
27
Beach Safety – A Lifeguard Speaks About the Essentials You Need

Here is a list of beach and safety essentials put together by a professional lifeguard.  To date, most of the “What to take to the beach?” lists say the same thing, that is why our lifeguards have come up with a comprehensive list we guarantee, you never thought of. And for your convenience, everything is […]
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Jun
15
Rip Currents: The Oceans Silent Killer

Lifeguards around the world, save more people from rip currents than any other ocean danger. Rip currents are the number one killer of beachgoers.  Lifeguards perform over 70,000 ocean rescues per year and more than 80% of all lifeguard rescue attempts involve saving someone caught in a rip current. Rip currents claim over 100 victims […]
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Jun
13
Shark, Guns, Pools, Oh My

Yes, we have shark attacks and guns but drowning is the most serious threat to children. In 2015, an estimated 372,000 people died from drowning compared to 291 from accidental gunshot wounds and zero shark attack deaths. Guns are lethal weapons and should be securely locked and kept from children, however, a swimming pool is […]
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Jun
07
How did Lifeguard Equipment Evolve?

Some of the earliest known lifeguard equipment has been around since the early 1900s. One of the most staple pieces of lifeguard equipment, the Lifeguard rescue tube or can is a piece that in 1919 was called the Walters Torpedo buoy. It was named after its inventor, Henry Walters, a member of the Red Cross […]
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Jun
02
How Lifeguards should protect their skin from the Summer Sun

Lifeguards throughout the world work in the sun, sand, and water with little protection from the harmful effects of the sun. 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV rays) from the Sun. In just the USA over 5.4 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are treated yearly. Over the […]
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