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Released: 01.04.2024

ASTM F1739-96R24 - Standard Guide for Performance of a Water Rescuer—Level I

Standard Guide for Performance of a Water Rescuer—Level I

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Standard number:F1739-96R24
Keywords:water rescue; water rescue responder; water rescue techniques; water rescuer I;

1.1 This guide covers minimum requirements for the scope of performance of a water rescuer I who may be responsible for the initial on-scene evaluation, performing land-based water rescues, and providing initial patient care at a water rescue incident.

1.2 This guide is one in a series; water rescuer I is only a beginning level designed for a water rescue responder. Duties and responsibilities at water rescue operations vary according to the water rescuer's skills and knowledge. As the water rescuer level I progresses and becomes more proficient, the individual will move from responder to in-water rescuer to rescue boat operator.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.