For drowning victims, CPR sooner is better!

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During the last few days we have been monitoring a story that suggests that for lifeguards, administering CPR sooner rather than later especially in the open water setting and on a boat is crucial to positive patient outcomes.  Another key is to ventilate sooner rather than perform CPR only. Fortunately … Continue reading

CPR Parties – Hottest Trend Offering Alternative

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For many who have taken CPR classes in the past know how boring and sometimes stale it can be making it hard to stay awake. Well, Golden State Lifeguards has decided to raise the bar once again. We are not afraid to go outside of the box to introduce new … Continue reading

Lifeguard/Medics, Not Just For Pool Parties!

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In response to our aggressive marketing and public relations initiatives, many event professionals are realizing that lifeguard/medics are not just for pool parties. In fact lifeguard/medics can be utilized in other ways during the off season here in Southern California. Well, let’s face it…pool season is year round in Southern … Continue reading

Law Enforcement – Standard Operating Procedures Under Fire

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Under normal circumstances we would never dream of commenting or writing about law enforcement procedures however we can’t be silent any longer. We feel that we must weigh in on a subject that needs to be talked about seriously if change is going to happen. We want our readers to … Continue reading

Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

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Summer is here and already Southern California has seen a small heatwave that has broken all kinds of 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 … Continue reading

Beach Safety – Stingrays & Jellyfish

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STINGRAYS Stingrays are not aggressive animals and are easily frightened. Unfortunately, they often bury themselves in the sand in shallow water for protection from predators. This is when they are most hazardous. If accidentally stepped on by a hapless wader, stingrays flip their tail, which has a barb at the … Continue reading