As many of you might know the most important piece of equipment for lifeguards is the rescue tube. The guard rescue tube is a traditional wraparound tube designed for beach, lake or pool in the water rescues. It can be handed to a victim for a close-in assist, or used to reach a struggling victim without contact, towing a passive unconscious victim, or even supporting the rescuer. The rescue tube will never absorb water, rot or mildew because it is made from closed cell “Ensolite” foam and covered with a heavy-duty red vinyl skin. There is often a safe quick-release buckle and tow line with a looped end that make pulling the victim to safety easy work for the lifeguard. Rescue tubes are available in a couple of different sizes depending on the use. You can find lifeguard rescue tubes and other rescue equipment at D&J Sports Swim Shop.