Recently the subject came up at our facility about which is better to use.
Fanny Packs or Lifeguard Supply Boxes
(the lifeguard Supply boxes are small boxes that we used to use that are velcroed to the wall in numerous locations that any LG could easily get to and have all of the dry first aid supplies such as band-aids, paper towels, face mask, gloves- basically everything that we used the most and the basics; we had an all encomppasing Huge First Aid kit that also had the AED and BVM in it too).
Most of our supervisory staff has worked at locations where fanny packs have been used and we see the value in having them on the lifeguard, but we have found that a LOT of first aid supplies get ruined when the LG jumps in the water, even if the bandaids and such are in a plastic bag, so that point is causing us to waver back and forth on the subject.
I'm asking your help or points that you may have that would argue for or against using Fanny Packs.
Thank you in advance for your time!