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Offline Looseness

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Re: volunteer lifeguards
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2007, 10:45:51 AM »
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  • count me in for training.
    « Last Edit: June 21, 2007, 10:48:19 AM by Looseness »
    It's no better to be safe than sorry....

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    Re: volunteer lifeguards
    « Reply #16 on: June 21, 2007, 10:50:17 AM »
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  • CPR and waterfront first aid should be in any ocean enthusiast's quiver.  instead of wasting 2 minutes asking for a cell phone, a doctor or someone who knows cpr, you could just start cpr. 

    one idea that could make some progress minded individuals look good to the community would be to contact the Community Board (i could call Sandy in Addabbo's office) and schedule a signup at the next comm. board meeting for cpr/water safety/first aid courses.  this could be construed as surfer's working WITH the community to provide benefits that help all resident ocean enthusiasts.

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    Re: volunteer lifeguards
    « Reply #17 on: June 21, 2007, 10:54:43 AM »
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  • Count me in too. I really hope Tawana can make it...be nice to meet her in person  ;)

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    Re: volunteer lifeguards
    « Reply #18 on: June 21, 2007, 11:10:51 AM »
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  • If you are interested in taking a class, please go to this


    http://www.nynjsurf.com/forum/index.php?topic=10862.0

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    Re: volunteer lifeguards
    « Reply #19 on: June 21, 2007, 11:11:36 AM »
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  • if a class get's set up for us at rock, hopefully it can be not earlier than 7-7:30pm if at night. later is better for me since I normally work until 6. I could do a morning class if it's over in time to catch the 8:20 shuttle. I could probably get some slack from work if it has to be earlier since it's a class and wouldn't be a permanent thing.  
    It's no better to be safe than sorry....

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    Re: volunteer lifeguards
    « Reply #20 on: June 21, 2007, 12:10:50 PM »
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  • if you have you redcross cards and the county cert...then you are covered for anything that happens...(thats what they told me)
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    Re: volunteer lifeguards
    « Reply #21 on: June 21, 2007, 12:11:55 PM »
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  • another thing they had lifeguards at the polar bear dip...thats in feb so why the hell not!
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    Re: volunteer lifeguards
    « Reply #22 on: June 21, 2007, 12:34:38 PM »
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  • if you have you redcross cards and the county cert...then you are covered for anything that happens...(thats what they told me)

    wouldn't the good samaritan law cover liability if there is no red cross card/certification etc?

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    Re: volunteer lifeguards
    « Reply #23 on: June 21, 2007, 12:51:17 PM »
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  • if you have you redcross cards and the county cert...then you are covered for anything that happens...(thats what they told me)

    wouldn't the good samaritan law cover liability if there is no red cross card/certification etc?
    The Good Samaritan law is not as all powerful as some people think. You have to prove imminent danger. It would cover you from liability if you were certified but if you are not then the questions start to come in. For example a guy is in a car and its smoking so you pull him out. While you were pulling him out his broken back twists and he is now paralyzed. It turns out the smoke was some oil dripping on the hot engine block and not forming any imminent danger. You are now liable for paralyzing the man.
    « Last Edit: June 21, 2007, 12:53:49 PM by skSURF »
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    Re: volunteer lifeguards
    « Reply #24 on: June 21, 2007, 01:02:51 PM »
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  • if you have you redcross cards and the county cert...then you are covered for anything that happens...(thats what they told me)


    wouldn't the good samaritan law cover liability if there is no red cross card/certification etc?
    The Good Samaritan law is not as all powerful as some people think. You have to prove imminent danger. It would cover you from liability if you were certified but if you are not then the questions start to come in. For example a guy is in a car and its smoking so you pull him out. While you were pulling him out his broken back twists and he is now paralyzed. It turns out the smoke was some oil dripping on the hot engine block and not forming any imminent danger. You are now liable for paralyzing the man.

    Remind me no to hire you as my defense lawyer, Clarence "skSURF" Darrow.  I could make a good argument that where there is smoke, there is fire, therefore there was imminent danger.
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    Re: volunteer lifeguards
    « Reply #25 on: June 21, 2007, 01:19:52 PM »
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  • if you have you redcross cards and the county cert...then you are covered for anything that happens...(thats what they told me)


    wouldn't the good samaritan law cover liability if there is no red cross card/certification etc?
    The Good Samaritan law is not as all powerful as some people think. You have to prove imminent danger. It would cover you from liability if you were certified but if you are not then the questions start to come in. For example a guy is in a car and its smoking so you pull him out. While you were pulling him out his broken back twists and he is now paralyzed. It turns out the smoke was some oil dripping on the hot engine block and not forming any imminent danger. You are now liable for paralyzing the man.

    Remind me no to hire you as my defense lawyer, Clarence "skSURF" Darrow.  I could make a good argument that where there is smoke, there is fire, therefore there was imminent danger.
    Maybe a bad example but I hope my point was clear. Besides if you had to hire a lawyer you lost already.
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    Re: volunteer lifeguards
    « Reply #26 on: June 21, 2007, 02:04:15 PM »
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  • The good samaritan law is indeed a tough call. But my
    feeling is if you feel like you need to help someone in
    a dire situation you just gotta do what you think is right!

    I too am interested in taking the CPR class since I
    haven't been certified since like 1976 and I'm sure
    techniques have changed. And I was a lifeguard back
    in those days working for the Westchester Parks &
    Rec Department. I am not certified now but you
    better believe if I saw someone who needed help
    I would jump to the rescue. Sure there must be a
    few other surfers out there that are/were lifeguards?

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    Re: volunteer lifeguards
    « Reply #27 on: June 21, 2007, 02:46:12 PM »
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  • i hear y'all, but maybe sponsoring or organizing a cpr class might be a good idea for starters.  Then maybe some lifesaving classes or something?  Maybe just for our own betterment - y'know in case we ever have to help a buddy.

    not a bad idea at all
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    Re: volunteer lifeguards
    « Reply #28 on: June 21, 2007, 07:34:24 PM »
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  • I have a very good freind at the beach who is a cpr and lifegaurd instructer. He ridiculously nice and if you got a group together im sure he would give you guys a sick deal. Let me know if you want me to ask him, ill see him tomorrow and all weekend.