Lifeguard Rescue Equipment

31 01 2012

Lifeguard rescue equipment varies by where you’re on duty. For example,

Lifeguard Rescue Equipment

someone manning the lifeguard stand at the public pool will need different rescue equipment than those on duty at a beach. It’s important to keep a checklist of the essential items you need to lifeguard and ensure they’re near lifeguards at all times. Many young teens take jobs as lifeguards, so if you’re in charge of a group of young people working as lifeguards, go over rules with them regularly to ensure the public’s safety.

1. Two way radio. – For lifeguards working a at a lake or beach a two way radio is required. This ensures there’s contact to emergency rescue services if a lifeguard needs assistance. Depending on the lifeguard’s work experience, it may be required to call for emergency rescue services every time a lifeguard rescues someone. This puts trained medical personnel on the scene in case the victim needs assistance after he or she is rescued. Two way radios should be tested regularly to guarantee they work. Extra batteries should never be far behind the two way radio. A cell phone should also be with lifeguards, although sometimes two way radios pick up better signal than a phone if you’re in a rural area.

2. Rescue Tube – A rescue tube is essential for any lifeguard rescue equipment stash. The rescue tube is the tube you every lifeguard with. Many walk up and down the beach with them, just in case they were to need them. The rescue tube has shown to be one of the most effective pieces of lifeguard rescue equipment than lifeguards use. They should be on the checklist for any pool, lake or ocean. The  rescue tube  works in any body of water and aids a lifeguard as he or she is bringing the victim back to the surface.

3. CPR mask. – A CPR mask that does not require assembly should be essential for any lifeguard. This shaves seconds off getting the mask on the victim, which can be valuable when you are in an emergency. A CPR mask prevents the lifeguard from having direct contact with the victim, while appropriately distributing air into the victim’s mouth during CPR.

Lifeguard rescue equipment that is functional and helps a lifeguard approach an emergency with ease are the most effective pieces you can stock. All lifeguard should be trained on the job (in addition to holding lifeguard certification) with equipment.





Required Pool Safety Equipment

1 06 2010
Lifeguard

Photo by Frank Uyttenhove

Does your swimming pool open today? If so you will need a few essential lifesaving items: Spineboards or backboards with a head immobilizer, guard rescue tubes, lifesaving ring buoy, and of course some lifeguards. The lifeguard backboards are a must for every public swimming pool or private club swimming pool, and don’t forget to purchase the backboard straps. Life guard rescue tubes are also a must have item for every lifeguard on your pool deck. These are available in 40″ and 50″ sizes. Guard ring buoys and shepherds hooks for lifeguarding are also important safety devices for pools.

 





Lifeguard Rescue Tubes

5 04 2010
Rescue TubeWhether you’re lifeguarding by the beach, lake, or pool, a rescue tube is an essential item for all lifeguards. There are many different rescue techniques that you can use whether in the water as a floatation device and tow line or out of the water as a throwable floatation device and also as an extension to reach out to your victim. The rescue tubes are also suitable for ice rescue, but no need to worry about that if you are like me and live in Texas.
The rescue tubes are covered with heavy-duty vinyl and made of closed-cell foam, the guard rescue tube does not absorb water, so you don’t have to worry about rotting or mildew.  To extend the life and provide more comfort then you shouldGuard Rescue Tube Cover look into getting a rescue tube cover. The rescue tube cover is used to slide over the rescue tube to protect the tube from the constant usage they go through. It’s also a wise investment to protect your tubes from Guards picking at them or dragging them on the cement. With the guard tube covers you will maximize the life of your rescue tubes. These are highly recommended for all rescue tubes.




Lifeguard Rescue Tubes

28 04 2009
Lifeguard Rescue Tube

Lifeguard Rescue Tube

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.








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