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NDPA Pool Safety Video

By | 2017-05-18T15:29:50+00:00 January 11th, 2012|Water Safety|

The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) released a video sponsored by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. I think it is absolutely excellent. The efforts of the NDPA and the CPSCs Pool Safely campaign will hopefully go [...]

This Much

By | 2017-05-18T15:29:50+00:00 November 29th, 2011|Boating Safety|

I simply thought this quick video on drowning prevention out of Sydney Australia was worth sharing. Please like it, share it, email - or just plain remember it yourself when caring for small children. ~ [...]

Generation Vet: The New Young Heroes

By | 2012-11-12T07:38:02+00:00 November 11th, 2011|Leadership, Military|

These young men and women (two-thirds of them were under 28 years old) had joined the service between 2003 and 2007. What that means is that they spent years of their young lives watching their friends and families come home dead or wounded and still said, “Sign me up.” At a time in the world where going into harms way was an “imperative” rather than a remote possibility, these people had volunteered anyway.