North Sea Volunteer Lifeguards (NSVL) have teamed up once again with coastal search and rescue unit Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade (TVLB). Over the course of several weeks, NSVL has provided life support training to members of the Brigade.
All candidates have now successfully completed the Life Support 3 award, which includes resuscitation, treatment for life-threatening situations such as major bleeds and choking, and medical conditions such as diabetes and epilepsy.
NSVL and TVLB have worked together for a number of years, sharing training and resources to benefit members of both organisations. TVLB regularly set up “incidents” to allow NSVL lifeguards to practise real life scenarios on the beaches, and give our younger members the opportunity to see demonstrations and visit their watch house during summer sessions. Members of the Brigade have now completed several awards with NSVL, including open water rescue and first aid.
NSVL trainer Donna Robson says “It’s great to have such a strong relationship with the Brigade. In return for providing training, they provide us with safety cover for events such as our annual Boxing Day Swim. We are also able to work together to provide new and existing lifeguards with advanced training to give them practical experience and skills required to work on the local beaches.”
Congratulations to all those who have now completed their Life Support training and gained certificates.