Lifesaving Resources' Mission Statement
To prevent the number of drowning and aquatic injuries in the United States through education and training of Lifeguard, Aquatics Safety, Recreation, Public Safety & Rescue personnel, as well as the general public.

Water & Ice Rescue Training for First Responders

International Train-the-Trainer Academies

Lifesaving Resources sponsors and conducts annual 4-day Train-the-Trainer Academies for the purpose of training Water Rescue and Ice Rescue Instructors for Public Safety and Rescue agencies from throughout North America. Upon successful completion of an Academy, graduates are authorized as either Water Rescue or Ice Rescue instructors to conduct courses and certify their personnel at the Awareness, Operations and/or Technician level on behalf of their respective agencies. These courses meet/exceed NFPA 1670 Standard for Technical Rescue, and certification is valid for 5 years from the course completion date. Customized Academies can be conducted on request for Fire, Rescue, EMS, and Law Enforcement. Custom Academies require 4 days of instruction and depend on availability of local lodging facilities and faculty, and a minimum of 6 instructor candidates.

Ice Rescue



February 16-19, 2017
Portland, Maine

Water Rescue



May 18 - May 21, 2017
Portland, Maine

Ice Safety and Rescue PSA

Water Rescue

Submerged Vehicles

The Power of Water Should Never Be Underestimated; Its Beauty, Strength or Force.
Life Cannot Exist Without Water. It Empowers Us and Commands Respect.

Be Ready For It!

Friends of the Academy

In September 2003, The Committee of the European Lifeguard Academy awarded Gerald M. Dworkin and Lifesaving Resources as "Friends of the Academy".

Educational Programs

Lifesaving Resources LLC develops comprehensive training programs in Aquatics Safety, Lifeguarding, Water Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, and Ice Rescue and conducts this training throughout North America for the Pubic Safety and Rescue, as well as the Lifeguard and Aquatic Recreation sectors.