Water Rescue

About Lifesaving Resources, LLC

Lifesaving Resources, LLC is dedicated to drowning and aquatic injury prevention and emergency management and pays tribute to Lifeguard, Public Safety and Rescue personnel from throughout the world.

Lifesaving Resources, LLC is a private corporation providing training and consulting services in the field of Aquatics Safety, Water Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, Ice Rescue, and EMS for the Lifeguard and Aquatic Recreation Sector; the Public Safety and Rescue Sector; and the General Public. The company also evaluates, designs, develops, and/or distributes quality rescue and training equipment for use in Aquatics Safety, Water Rescue, Ice Rescue, EMS, and Technical Rescue operations and training.

Donna J. Dworkin serves as the company President, directing the administrative, marketing, and educational programs for the company. Donna has an extensive background in publishing and business administration working throughout the U.S. for USA TODAY and Gannett Publishing. With a commitment to quality and service, under Donna's direction, Lifesaving Resources strives to provide excellence in the development of our training materials and educational curriculums, as well as the conduct of our services and training programs.

Donna's hobbies include interior design and re-design. Over the years, Donna has created a beautiful work environment for the Lifesaving Resources' offices and training centers. And, our staff, faculty, instructors, students, and clients have all appreciated the beautiful atmosphere and surroundings. Now that our offices are located in Cape Porpoise, Maine, the environment is that much more beautiful. For information on our headquarters, please access: http://www.lifesaving.com/headquarters.

Gerald M. Dworkin serves as the Technical Consultant for Aquatics Safety and Water Rescue and is responsible for the development of our educational programs; the conduct of all Lifesaving Resources' training programs; and for technical consulting. Gerry is a professional Aquatics Safety and Water Rescue Consultant, and is the author of "The Lifeguard Competition Guidebook", published by Lifesaving Resources, LLC; "CPR for Infants and Children", published by the Child Welfare League of America; "The Water Rescue Course Guidebook", "The Ice Rescue Course Guidebook", "The Lifeguard (In-Service) Training Program Guidebook", and the "Professional Aquatics Safety Seminar (PASS) Guidebook", all published by Lifesaving Resources, LLC. Gerry has been a volunteer, Call, and professional Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for over 40 years and has an extensive background in Aquatics Safety, Water Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, Ice Rescue, and EMS. Gerry has served as a Firefighter and/or EMT in Connecticut, New York, Texas, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Maine, including his work as a professional Firefighter/EMT for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department in Virginia. He is currently a Firefighter/EMT for the Kennebunkport Fire Department in Maine.

Gerry has written and published over 40 articles and has consulted on over 225 drowning and aquatic injury litigation cases as both a Plaintiff and Defense Forensics Expert. Gerry is a graduate from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, and has worked for and consulted for the American Red Cross as a Health and Safety Services Professional, and for the Association for Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP). As a frequent guest speaker and trainer in the Lifeguard, Aquatic Recreation, EMS, and Fire and Rescue fields, Gerry Dworkin is considered an expert and qualified educator throughout the United States as well as Internationally.

In 2010 Gerry was named by Aquatics International Magazine as one of the Power 25 Aquatic Professionals. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (ndpa.org); the Sounding Board for the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Curriculums; and the Advisory Committee for the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Gerry has appeared as a subject matter expert on such national media broadcasts as CNN; MSNBC News; CBS' Early Show; NBC's Today Show; ABC's Good Morning America; The Weather Channel; The Discovery Channel; and Fire Emergency Training Network (FETN). In 2014, he received the Ripple Award from the National Drowning Prevention Alliance for his work in drowning and aquatic injury prevention, water rescue and ice rescue.