With Cold Water Boot Camp USA, we had volunteers jump into the water
to have them demonstrate what really happens when someone is submerged
in cold water. The campers showed the 1-10-1
principle without fault. Each camper gasped, was able to temporarily
swim, and lastly, we took a few volunteers and left them in the water
to the brink of hypothermia. Our campers had the advantage of knowing
the 1-10-1 principle and knowing what they
were getting into. Make sure you do too.
In Beyond Boot Camp USA, we took it one step further and covered valuable
information for rescuers and anyone who may happen upon a cold water
victim. These techniques are summarized in the 3Rs
– Rescue, Recover, and Rewarm. This principle, along with
the accompaning videos, will prepare you
for a variety of rescue scenarios and covers the medical differences
facing victims of cold water.
|| Ice Safety Sheet|
Although we didn't send any volunteers out to fall through a frozen
lake, we do want to emphasize the danger of ice. No ice is safe ice,
but you can minimize the associated risks if you follow the steps
described on our ice safety sheet.