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She’ll Save You

By | 2017-05-18T15:29:50+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Coast Guard, Military, SAR|

My friend, Sara Faulkner, is one of only four women currently serving as helicopter rescue swimmers in the U.S. Coast Guard. Here she is being interviewed after a rescue she was involved in late last [...]

It Doesn’t Have to Be Summer

By | 2010-11-18T21:47:27+00:00 November 13th, 2010|Risk, Water Safety|

The Consumer Product Safety Commission receives reports every year of drownings that occur in water sources (and other liquids) not normally associated with drownings - things found in an around landlocked homes without pools. Understanding that it happens (however rarely) and why and how it happens can be all it takes to make sure it doesn't happen to you.

Staying Alive in Cold Water (1-10-1)

By | 2017-05-18T15:30:01+00:00 October 24th, 2010|Boating Safety, Survival, Water Safety|

I couldn’t feel my hands anymore and using them was impossible. The shivering was uncontrollable and violent. “That’s a good sign,” I thought to myself. I remembered from my studies of hypothermia that shivering stops before you lose consciousness. “If I’m still shivering than I’ll live for a while longer”, I reasoned. But mostly I was wondering about how I got myself into that mess.