Surf Life Saving Australia.

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Title: Surf Life Saving Australia.
Author: Fenner, PJ
Abstract: Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) is one of the greatest voluntary organisations in the world. Over almost a century, nearly half a million rescues have been performed. Currently some 22,000 volunteers patrol the Australian surf beaches each weekend. In recent years a professional arm was also introduced to SLSA, where lifeguards patrol the beach every day. SLSA members are expert at rescue and resuscitation of drowning victims, with results that are better than any other published figures. This standard is achieved by comprehensive training, annual examination updates, and by the use of some of the best rescue equipment available. To keep surf lifesavers fit for their task, they are encouraged to enter and train for competitive events that are held at all levels of the organisation right to the national Surf Life Saving Championships, the largest annual sporting event in Australia; an event needing major first-aid and medical coverage to reduce injury morbidity.
Description: Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/9596
Date: 2005

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