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

The Dangers of Water Wings (Floaties)

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Every year in Southern California and at most children’s pool parties, there is always an abundance of small kids wearing floaties also referred to as “water wings”. Our staff gets quite worried when seeing floaties on kids which attracts our attention on the deck. Although very popular among parents, floaties… Continue reading

The Dangers of Inflatable Slides

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Every year without failure, we find that many pool party hosts, event planners and others will rent a poolside inflatable slide which comes in many sizes from small to large. While renting an inflatable slide seems innocent enough, there are dangers associated with these slides and we would like to… Continue reading

How To Identify Drownings And They Are Not What They Seem!

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Drowning is the second-most common cause of accidental death in children ages 1 to 14 (just behind motor vehicle accidents). In a 2004 study by a national safety group, 90 percent of children who drowned did so while under the care of an adult or a teenager and often these… Continue reading

Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

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Summer is here and already Southern California sees increasing heatwaves that break records. If you aren’t careful and pay attention to what you are doing you can find yourself suffering from heat exhaustion or even continuing on into heat stroke. Those at most risk are those who push themselves too… Continue reading

How to Address Water Safety With Your Kids

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Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children? We are presenting parents, guardians, teachers and even child care workers with this blog that will allow you to talk kids about water safety as summer is just about here which means many will be water… Continue reading

Summer Pool Party Ideas

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Summer is just about upon us and that means that many people in the Southern California region are looking forward to planning pool parties for their kids and friends. This is also that time of year when ideas are swirling on how to create the perfect adult pool party. Whether… Continue reading

Golden State Lifeguards Officially Partners with CPSC’s Pool Safely Campaign

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GOLDEN STATE LIFEGUARDS OFFICIALLY PARTNERS WITH CPSC’s POOL SAFELY CAMPAIGN   November 17, 2015 – Woodland Hills, Calif. – Golden State Lifeguards today announced it has partnered with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to remind every American to pool safely year-round. Drowning is the leading cause… Continue reading