AIR CAN A small, convenient hands-free
can of oxygen with breathing attachment placed over the mouth and nose.
AUDIOHAILER Used to warn and
BACK BOARD A board used to carry victims to an ambulance.
BINOCULARS A small pair of telescopes fastened together for use with
both eyes to aid the lifeguard in watching the beach.
BOAT TOW-LINE Used to aid a boat
in trouble that is about to come to shore
BUOY A lifesaving device
used during 1940-1960.
CALL CAR A truck with paramedic.
CHAIR A tall chair with built ladder structure for lifeguards
stationed on smaller beaches, beach clubs without towers. The height enables them to watch the water and beach.
COLLAR An aid used to keep a victim's neck immobile for suspected injuries.
DIFIBRILLATOR A shocking device used to revive a victim with no vital
DORY Used for moving buoys, dragging bodies, and diving.
FOAM RUBBER TIRES Effective for
HOVERCRAFT Vehicle used in rescues
where time is critical or victim must be kept immobile due to neck or back injuries. Runs on a cushion of air that allows
it to go directly from the ocean over the beach to a waiting ambulance.
POCKET MASK Used in mouth to
mouth as a precaution against transmitted diseased such as AIDS.
RAMP Wooden walkway to an elevated
RESCUE BOARD Good for long distance
rescue and for flotation for mouth-to-mouth.
RIDING BIT On the foredect of
a large vessel where a lifeguard can attach a towline to aid a boat in trouble.
RING A round inflatable lifesaving
device widely used during 1920-1940.
RUBBER DUCKY Rubber boat with
an outboard motor noted for its maneuverability in stiff currents. Used mainly by Australian lifeguards.
SCARAB Largest boat in lifeguard
fleet that is used for rescuing victims far offshore.
SWITCHBOARD A small on-site station used to aid in emergency calls
TOWER An equipped, elevated structure usually with a ramp used to aid
in watching broad areas of the beach and water.
TUBE A lengthy tube-shaped
lifesaving device commonly used during 1960-1975.
RESCUE CAN The current lifesaving
device used. Very handy to keep the lifeguard out of reach of a panicky victim. Has multi-uses including self defense.
WAVE RUNNER A small, two person craft used for offshore rescues.
WENCH A line attached to a vehicle
to pull or tow a person out of dangerous water or land.
WIND JET A small, speedy boat structured to house two Wave
Runners in its rear.