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T or F
Entry into the water for a water rescue should be a last resort?

True

1

Who should be designated the primary rescuer when talking about CWS. The guy trained in the CWS or a rescuer not trained but who is a certified life guard or scuba diver?

The guy trained in the CWS

2

Should you have a set assigned position for the primary rescuer?

No not good practice

3

At a water rescue what is our primary concern?

Safety of our rescuers

4

Water are some conditions it may not be safe to enter the water for a water rescue?

Water or weather conditions
Location of victim
Skill level of rescuer

5

At night can members enter the water for a water rescue?

Yes can only go out line of sight

6

After a person is removed from the water after being rescued should we attempt to warm the person by rubbing or messaging them?

No could cause cardiac arrest

7

When you swim up next to a person that is drowning and they start to fight you off what is this a indication of?

A good indication of hypothermia. Resisting help

8

The lose of body heat occurs ______ times faster in cold water than in the air.

25

9

When the bodies core temperature begins to drop below _____ the victim transgresses from non ambulatory to _________.

90 degrees
Unconscious

10

T or F
The mammalian diving reflex is more pronounced in young people?

True and young people are the best candidates for resuscitation

11

T or F
The colder the water the younger the victim the worst chance they have for survival when MDR occurs.

False the younger the better chance they have of survival

12

In a person is caught in a rip tide how should they swim?

Parallel to the shore

13

If your going to enter the water to rescue someone and there is a sweep tide how should you enter?

Upstream of the sweep so the water pulls you to the person

14

What will primary rescuer at a water rescue be wearing?

CWS , torpedo ,tether line

15

What does primary tether at water rescue wear?

Remains on land wears Pfd has a HT pulls rescuer and victim back

16

What's this signal at a water rescue for to pull rescuer in?

One hand on top of head

17

What's the signal at a cold water rescue for stop pulling?

Waving one arm in the air