Beach Safety – Treatment For Stingray Injuries

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Golden State Lifeguards is a private provider of ocean lifeguards in the Southern California region and as such, we see and hear a lot of things in our daily operations. This summer (2017) we have seen numerous stingray incidents at local beaches and we realized that many beach visitors are … Continue reading

When Disaster Strikes…Are You Prepared?

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On July 8th, 2017, the San Fernando Valley experienced a power outage caused by a power distribution fire at a LADWP facility in Northridge, CA. The fire started at approximately 6:30pm and power had to be shut down to the facility before LAFD could initiate an attack on the fire … Continue reading

Extreme Heat Preparedness (Southern California)

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The dog days of summer are here in Southern California as we are expecting the first heat wave that is being described as a very dangerous one for the region. We predict that this will be the first of many to strike the region during the course of this summer. … Continue reading

Some parents may underestimate drowning risks of children, new poll suggests

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  As summer is upon us here in Southern California, a new poll has come out to support a position that we have long subscribed to which is that many parents underestimate their kids swimming ability. This also includes not only the young but pre-teens as well. This underestimation and … Continue reading

Crypto Outbreaks On The Rise Due To Urine In Pools

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We have gotten some bad news just in time for pool season and you are not going to like it one bit! Reports of diarrhea outbreaks linked to cryptosporidiosis parasites in pools and water parks increased at least two-fold in two years, federal health officials reported Thursday. Disgusting huh? What … Continue reading