Chandra Thornburg
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  • Lynnwood, WA
  • United States
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Fanny Packs or Supply Boxes???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Garvey Jul 21, 2010. 12 Replies

Hey All,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…Continue

Tags: fanny, packs, equipment, aid, first

Missing Persons Search EAP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ginger Upshaw Mar 22, 2010. 8 Replies

Good Morning Aquatics, My facility is currently investigating the topic of "EAP for missing persons". We're having a hard time finding anything on the internet, so I thought I'd ask you all. What are…Continue

Tags: lifeguards, indoor, facility, protocols, procedures

Punching Holes in Pool bottom so it doesn't pop?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chandra Thornburg Feb 26, 2010. 12 Replies

We are about to undergo a renovation, and our contractors/construction crew is worried about the pool popping out of the grown because of the natural water in the ground. They are saying that they…Continue

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"Lynnwood Recreation Pool has reopened! All of our open swims have sold out, & lessons are full. Thanks to all who helped make it a reality!"
Aug 10, 2011
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Jul 12, 2011
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Apr 23, 2011
Chandra Thornburg replied to Kimberly Moore's discussion Safety Performance Measures
"Nick, I would like to see your VAT form. Thank you! Chandra"
Nov 30, 2010
Chris Garvey replied to Chandra Thornburg's discussion Fanny Packs or Supply Boxes???
"One of the problems I have found at two different pools with fanny packs is that the one way valve molds after getting wet if not properly dried. A Swim coach informed me that at another pool that did not have fanny packs it took a while for the…"
Jul 21, 2010
Chris Hughes replied to Chandra Thornburg's discussion Fanny Packs or Supply Boxes???
"We also use the Aloksak to keep the FA supplies dry inside the fanny packs. This has been helpful mostly at our outdoor pool when guards may be tending to minor cuts, bee stings, etc and the patron can stay where they are- the guards have the basics…"
Jul 18, 2010
Michael A Howard replied to Chandra Thornburg's discussion Fanny Packs or Supply Boxes???
"I think goggles and gloves are essential for the lifeguard to have on there person. I agree about the bandaids and other firstaid equipment could be kept in boxes on the stands. Not to abuse the term site specific but that is what it really boils…"
Jul 17, 2010
Chandra Thornburg replied to Chandra Thornburg's discussion Fanny Packs or Supply Boxes???
"Thank you!"
Jul 15, 2010
Dave Putziger replied to Chandra Thornburg's discussion Fanny Packs or Supply Boxes???
"I agree with several of the posts on this thread- fanny packs are a great way to keep PPE on the guard so that they are prepared for most situations- although care must be taken to ensure that its contents are not damaged by water. One other…"
Jul 15, 2010
Chandra Thornburg replied to Chandra Thornburg's discussion Fanny Packs or Supply Boxes???
"I can not thank everyone enough for their input! Thank you very much!"
Jul 14, 2010
Nick Bacon replied to Chandra Thornburg's discussion Fanny Packs or Supply Boxes???
"We use fanny packs all the way, the most significant reason is because if a Guard needs to make a rapid rescue and or provide rapid First Aid they have all the PPE they could need right there with them, and our masks also allow for airway management…"
Jul 14, 2010
Chandra Thornburg replied to Chandra Thornburg's discussion Fanny Packs or Supply Boxes???
"Thank you for responding! The supply boxes were mainly left alone, of course there was the occasional patron that attempted to help themselves and sometimes they were successful, but that was rare and if happened our lifeguards did a great job of…"
Jul 13, 2010
Algreatus "Gator" Batton replied to Chandra Thornburg's discussion Fanny Packs or Supply Boxes???
"I failed to mention our supervisors carry around larger fanny packs with the minimum equipment as well as first-aid supplies in them for smaller incidents. We also have a full first-aid kit located in all the break rooms/guard offices and that is…"
Jul 12, 2010
Cara Calkins replied to Chandra Thornburg's discussion Fanny Packs or Supply Boxes???
"I like the idea of "dry goods" in boxes, have you had a problem with guests/patrons utilizing them as a self-serve dispenser? I keep the minimum on my guard staff in hip packs, and my supervison staff carries the next level of needed…"
Jul 12, 2010
Algreatus "Gator" Batton replied to Chandra Thornburg's discussion Fanny Packs or Supply Boxes???
"We are the same way as Mr. Case. We have all of our aquatic staff equipped with a fanny pack that has gloves (vacuum sealed) and an Easy-Seal mask with one-way valve. Throughout the facilities we have Crash Bags with all of our first-aid…"
Jul 12, 2010

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The nation's top water safety and training organizations are joining forces to present The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), Thursday, June 3, 2010, to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. On June 3rd, waterparks, pools and other aquatic…

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At 8:46am on April 9, 2010, Melon Dash said…
Thanks, Chandra (re: your comment that my blog was thought-provoking).
There's a mountain of information beneath that post. The LTS industry is in its infancy!
- Melon Dash
 
 
 

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