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Sat 02 Mar

Community Water Safety Course - Wave After Wave

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Location: Firestone Arches

This event is linked to:

Wave after Wave is a local water safety initiative aimed at making the water more accessible and safer for everyone.

They are running community water safety events at Firestone Bay -

Learn the skills to deal with a swimmer in difficulty and requiring emergency first aid and CPR


To give an understanding and provide basic practical training on how to deal with a swimmer in difficulty / requiring emergency first aid


First aid session: - suitable clothing for first aid practice (kneeling and lying on the floor) - notepad and pen Beach/water based session: - suitable clothing for outdoor activity - suitable wetsuit for the time of year, neoprene boots or neoprene socks and shoes


  • 09:00: Intro and split into 2 groups 09:30-12:00 hrs: First aid OR beach/water based session
  • 12:00-13:00: Lunch
  • 13:00-15:30: Beach/water based session OR first aid
  • 15:30-16:00: Debriefing an incident and resources available


First aid session: - Scene assessment and primary survey - Calling for help - Looking after a conscious and unconscious casualty - Monitoring Beach and water based session: - Keeping safe at all times - Preparing for arrival of Emergency Services - Assisting someone in trouble including extracting safely and efficiently.