Lunn Becomes K38 Adjunct Instructor

Announcing Our Newest Adjunct Instructor!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 26, 2019
By K38 LLC

Orange County, CA – K38 today announces that Mr. Craig Lunn has joined with K38 and will be representing K38 in 2019 for a variety of training programs and event services.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Lunn as part of our K38 team. Lunn has a fantastic pedigree in the maritime community and his dedication is sincere regarding protecting client reputation and safety. He is a direct reflection of the K38 Way of Training. He is a perfect fit for the mission and vision of K38 and we are honored to know him”, states K38 Founder Ms. Shawn Alladio.

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Lunn has proven himself on many projects that K38 UK has supported. He is a true mariner, a military veteran and a focused Coxswain, steadfast in his duties and an outstanding human being.

K38 selection process is a secure and mindful program for instructor recruitment. Adjunct instructors go through a 1 year probationary period after they have successfully completed their foundational K38 qualification courses.

Mr. Lunn will come under direct guidance of Mr. Ben Granata who is the lead K38 UK director representing Rescue Water Craft Training and Services in Europe.

For more information please visit: www.K38Europe.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/K38UK/
Ben Granata Email: K38ukrescue@gmail.com
Craig Lunn Email: K38Lunn@gmail.com

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Posted 2.26.2019

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Content Creator: Shawn Alladio cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

Orzol Becomes K38 Adjunct

ORZOL BECOMES K38 ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 21, 2019
By K38 LLC

Orange County, CA – K38 today announces that Mr. Mateusz Orzol has joined with K38 Poland and will be representing K38 in 2019 for a variety of training programs and event services.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Orzol as part of our K38 team. We select instructors based off their dedication to safety, representing consistent standardization and a willingness to further their professional development to support future Coxswains in their qualification process”, states K38 Founder Ms. Shawn Alladio.

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Mateusz joins K38 just in time for opening training programs beginning this spring. He is a Lifeguard Gdynia instructor and team leader at Rope Freaks. He currently works at OSP RW Gydnia.

K38 selection process is a secure and mindful program for instructor recruitment. Instructors go through a 1 year probationary period after they have successfully completed their foundational K38 qualification courses.

Mr. Orzol will come under direct guidance of Mr. Jakub Friendeberger, Mr. Michal Matejowski and Mr. Jakub Wozniak who are the lead directors representing Rescue Water Craft Training and Services in Poland.

For more information please visit: www.K38Poland.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/K38Poland/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/k38poland
Email: K38Jakub@gmail.com

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Posted 2.25.2019

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YOU CAN FAKE IT TILL YOU BREAK IT

You can fake it till you break it.

Then you have to fix it.

Did you set aside a budget incentive for future damages or loss?

If not, do it now!

DO IT

We do not learn from lessons learned.

We continually repeat the same behaviors that got us into trouble to start with.

Its not hard to ignore the warning signs, signals and to generally evade.

In fact is may actually be a part of our humanity.. therefore even more important to pay attention and be worried if you are too comfortable.

Go back in recent and distant time and look at the program hurdles.

Are they back on the track right now and do you need to conduct some clearing?

SUCCESS

Yeah, its a pain in the ass to review.

Yeah, its time.

Yeah, its not sexy and there is not action that feeds our need...yeah. YUP!

But do it, just go and do it. Do it now.

Achieve success by denying the lessons learned but ignored.

If you budget means anything to you, respect what is happening with the program and manage it.

Get your gloves on and go to work!

Only good things lie ahead!

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Posted 1.19.2019

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Content Creator: Shawn Alladio cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

IF YOU ARE RESENTFUL FIND A SOLUTION

If you are resentful, find a solution.

If you recognize your program has problems, you have to take action.

You have to do something.

We know about 'see something-say something', well that applies to public safety and water safety as well.

DO IT

You need to take action to positive advice. That is the offensive play.

Defense is holding progress hostage.

If you throw out an excuse you are on the defense.

Have some confidence and start doing research to make changes.

Don't forget for some of you, its not just a paycheck, its a sworn oath of service towards others.

You should make an oath with yourself about taking care of your safety and others.

SUCCESS

The pressure you put on yourself will help you realize you are a solution and that your job is not a lifestyle, its a calling, a way of being.

This is where you experience joy, happiness and satisfaction with you life. It will show in everything you touch!

Happiness in work is managing the success of it.

You are the person.

We can't wait to hear what great changes you have been able to influence.

You matter most!

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Posted 1.19.2019

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YOUR BEST 30 YEARS

Your best 30 years in the Rescue Water Craft community started with K38!

We know this from the success stories, the witness but most importantly the results for public service.

ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATING YOU

You are probably seeing yourself in some of the images from training and disaster work or special events.

We appreciate all those brave souls who have partnered with us, put their trust in our standards and care enough about
their reputation to work hard and train smart.

You matter most!

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Posted 1.19.2019

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Content Creator: Shawn Alladio cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

TIME IS MOTIVATION

Time should motivate you because you cannot get it back once spent.

Time is essential. The Time is NOW!

Your actions have positive meaning.

You have invested a lot of time into your Rescue Water Craft program or you are about to venture on that journey.

Regardless, use your time wisely. Its the same as a rescue mission.

Time is critical to the end result.

Training our nations elite Coxswains requires a dedicated focus on time management and moving the group as one mobile and vicarious asset of good. Time cannot be wasted on ineffective operations that can cost them their life or that of a teammate. The stakes are high and the 'time is now'.

TICK TOCK

Progress is forward movement, its essentially timely management of advantages and staying off the disadvantages.

This means the clock is ticking!

In a rescue we only have mere 'seconds and feet'.

A second of movement at different speeds can be 20 or 60 feet of forward attempts, regress or success and celebration.

Isn't it unnerving to realize that a second in time can mean the difference between life or death or a near miss?

How many times in your career have you shrugged off that near second reality? Its quite humbling to realize that our lives
can come down to moving our range of motion 1" or 1 foot to the left or right and that decisions is life or death!

For me every action is measurable, its an accounting of being in the right place, at the right time and prepared for it.

IDEAS

Ideas of service oriented movements promote effective time management. It seems nobody has enough time and everything is wanted yesterday. This means our time management needs to be effective and not misshapen.

More capability of all our actions is expected to deliver with less, so the finite adaptation of the progression of time use is critical to all of us.

Processes are engaged, equipment addressed, gear purchased all for the goal of future 'time'. For that call out, that rescue or that daily patrol.

Preserve your time management by focusing on the realities of program need, maintaining effective records and keep the team on point with authentic practices that can yield them timely results in their rescue response.

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Posted 1.13.2019

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Content Creator: Shawn Alladio cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

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POSITIVE IS POWER

Positive is power and it begins with you.  Respect your ways and you respect your life and those around you.

K38 is your biggest cheerleader! We know what it takes to do the hard work, take the hard hits, and endure the critics.

Positivity cannot be smashed even by the most ardent deniers.

That is what makes you so great! Otherwise you would not be taking your precious time to read this validation you so greatly deserve.

Thank you for caring about your career and the reputation of those around you.

Work, attitude and commitment over the long haul will bring you there.

Maintain your positive attitude, it has served you well up until this point and it will not disappoint your future.

Positive actions create solutions.

Positive attitude creates a calm atmosphere under pressure when a disruption will create additional chaos.

Nobody wants to be around a negative personality, they are distractions from forward progress and need to be deflected.

Even if you are surrounded by doubters and naysers who bully and chide your dedication and focus, don’t assume their problems as your own. Smile back at yourself and carry on.

No matter what comes your way, you are the power of the greater good for the long term results.

The more positive you remain over the endurance of your career, the more benefits others receive. Your actions matter most, more than negativity, it crushes the disaster of that realm with the ‘can do’ attitude of getting things done, doing them right and avoiding collisions or mishaps.

We need more people like you to maintain that watch!

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Posted 1.13.2019

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Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.

Paleo Treats Saved My Life

I had a day of giving outward that depleted my energy level. I wanted to go home. I tossed back and forth whether I should drive or not. I look at my watch. I put in the trip plan on google maps and evaluated the traffic flow. I could still make it in reasonable cognitive strength.

This meant I was evaluating my reflex for driving, if I would be safe for others. I made the decision to go.

Earlier this day I had brought my friend Leona Retzer to Paleo Treats. I wanted her to experience pure rewards. I explained to her what Paleo Treats were after she asked what it meant. Pure food, rich, raw energy, and chocolate. That is the grounding force for me.

I work hard. Rewarding my efforts is simple, food is a luxury of gratitude. I live in a Country where everything is possible, therefor I chose Paleo Treats, and today it was a bag of Banditos.

Off Leona and I went to meet up and celebrate Christmas with our friends, we needed this. We were merry. We laughed, we appreciated and we gave towards one another. We have the spirit.

I knew my bag of Banditos would be waiting for me. It was like a hidden secret I didn’t want to share because I wanted that rebate on the drive home.

I bid farewell to my friends. I buckled my seat belt and entered the lanes of the 5 Freeway in San Diego and I was off. Looking forward to being home with my children.

RATIONS FOR THE DRIVEN

Nik Hawks, photo by David Pu'u


When I got to Agua Hedionda lagoon I began to feel my body relaxing a bit too much. I was halfway home. The first yawn hit. I knew I was in trouble. I reached for my Paleo Treats bag and pulled out my dear friend, my little Bandito who was waiting for my drowsy audience.

I met this little Bandito because of one of my students, who is the energy hoon of PT, Nik Hawks. A person of intrigue, wonder and damn good podcasts. His wife is a bigger improvement of him and together they blast the universe with truly good spiritual sh*t that makes me happy and the make the worlds' greatest cookies.

Check out Nik's podcast #60 here: Nik Hawks Podcast

I said to myself out loud ‘you are going to save my life tonight’. I slowly began to take action.

I knew that by staying engaged with thought and purpose I would beat the monster of fatigue through phsyical actions of engaging alertness. First it was the wrapper, second it was taste and flesh responding in a cascade of delight. And that is what happened.

I peeled back the packaging and slowly one little tiny indiscriminate morsel at a time, I let my tongue cast itself into the purity of a god like nibble. But with particular denials so I could lavish a long term resolution of not falling asleep.

And then it began. My resurrection was cresting an incredible high of delicious.

Another 40 minutes passed. I was alert, happy, singing and hitting the last nugget of my Paleo Treat. It was a glorious melt of a rich blend of tasteful decadence, as I would call it anyway. I think I have the world record for the slowest Paleo Treat ever eaten. That took serious discipline!

I was 5 minutes from home as my Alexa belted out the countdown. I looked at the empty cup on my precarious lap with a hundred folded creases on its perimeter and it had the residue of the anchored foot of what was once a Paleo Treat Bandito.

I began to lick the vacant cup. It wasn’t going well for me. I tried to scrape it with my teeth, there was nothing left.

I turned off the freeway thinking about how this Paleo Treat saved my life this very night. I believe it to be true. I was not distracted, I did not tire and I know if I did not have this slow meticulous engagement I could have very well drifted away at the wheel or had to pullover and sleep on some lonely parkway.

I am a lifesaver and I know this business well. I can recognize what actions need to be taken to avoid tragedy, and I did, but I had a tasty partner help me.

This is where it all began: Paleo Treats go ahead and save a life, buy a PT and believe.

EAT FOR LIFE

Posted 12.22.2018

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California Boating Accident Report

REPORTING

ACCIDENT REPORT FORMS

Boating Accident Report (BAR) Form
Boat Operator Use

BAR

Vessel Accident Report (VAR) Form
Law Enforcement Use

VAR-DPR128
VAR-DPR128A
VAR-2-DPR128B

Go to this link to download the form: BAR report

WHEN & HOW TO REPORT A BOATING ACCIDENT

WHEN?
According to state law, a boat owner/operator must report their boat accident to California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) if the accident results in death, disappearance or injury to a person requiring medical attention beyond first aid, damage to a vessel or other property exceeding $500 or complete loss of a vessel, regardless of value. Boat accidents must be reported within specific time periods.

Reports must be submitted to DBW within 48 hours of an accident that involves:

Death occurring within 24 hours of the accident
Disappearance of a person
Injury beyond first aid
Reports must be submitted to DBW within 10 days of an accident that involves:

A person who dies more than 24 hours after an accident occurs
Property damage exceeding $500, or there is a complete loss of a vessel

HOW?

The operator, owner, or, if neither are able, another party involved in an accident that fits one of the above criteria should complete a boating accident report (Form BAR-1)

Bodily Injury or Vessel Damage

Send In Your Report

Reports should be signed and mailed, or faxed to:

California Division of Boating and Waterways
Attn: Boating Accident Unit
One Capitol Mall, Suite 410
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 327-1772

When submitting reports by mail, keep a copy for your records.

PURPOSE
DBW collects and analyzes boating accident reports to develop safety strategies and make recommendations in the interest of reducing boating accidents, injuries and fatalities on California’s waterways.

Information contained in the reports is confidential and may not be used in prosecuting any violations which may have occurred, nor in civil litigation of any kind.

Each year, DBW releases a comprehensive study of boating accidents in California, which provides information on accidents, fatalities, and injuries. This report, California Boating Accident Report, includes special topics such as personal watercraft, youth operators, and fatal alcohol-related accidents.
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Posted: 11.3.2018

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Public Safety Law Loan Program

Yamaha or Kawasaki ‘Law Loan Program’

Yamaha or Kawasaki ‘Law Loan Program’

This program was set up through the efforts of the PWIA (Personal Water Craft Industry Association) in partnership with the manufacturers.

This is NOT a mandatory program for dealerships, it is voluntary and up to the discretion of the participating dealership based off of past positive or negative experiences with public safety agencies or a willingness to serve the community with quality resources.

You can go to the following websites to start the investigative process:

1. Kawasaki Motors Corporation USA
Kawasaki Dealer Locator

2. Yamaha Motors Corporation USA
Yamaha Dealer Locator

Kawasaki JET SKI STX 15-F

Participating Dealerships

Locate the nearest dealerships in your region. You will be looking at a 3-seater Personal Water Craft (PWC). Prepare a list of questions to ask the dealer representative.

Some public safety agencies also request for additional assets, however we are only going to discuss the Rescue Water Craft (RWC) which is the occupational term for our type of maritime asset, known as Personal Water Craft recreationally.

1. Yamaha-WaveRunner®

2. Kawasaki-JET SKI® (Ultra LX or STX 15-F)

Be prepared to conduct investigative work!

Make a list and keep notes on your contact progress.

Or you can purchase a 2019 Ultra JET SKI® ULTRA® LX MSRP $11,199. Sometimes this is a good option after you work with the
Law Loan program.

The Law Loan Program has been going strong for several decades!

Public Safety Agency Responsibilities

Make contact with the dealer leadership and ask if they participate on the “Law Loan Program’ for public safety agencies.

3. Write a Letter of request on agency letterhead and submit back to the participating dealership.
What you may be responsible for:

• Provide a Personal Water Craft trailer that is rated to transport a 1,000 lb. craft at 11.6” inches in length. (No shorty trailers, must be a properly sized trailer for the length/weight of the craft)
• Pay for any damages during the loan period
• Remove any agency stickers (do not remove manufacturer stickers) upon return
• Insure the water vehicle
• Professional certification for Coxswains and Crew operating the RWC (Rescue Water Craft)
• Rescue boards and accessories are not included. Rescue Boards may also damage the stern deck of a RWC so be prepared to compensate for any friction damages.
• Do not drill any holes or add any hardware to the craft during loan, do not alter the craft.
• Abide by the maintenance schedule and pay for the needed maintenance such as required hourly inspections and oil changes.


Yamaha WaveRunner VX Cruiser HO can be purchased for $11,499.00

Make sure you have prepared an effective annual budget for the following:
1. Maintenance Schedule
2. Hourly Maintenance Schedule
3. Training
4. Personal Protective Equipment for Personnel
5. Accessory devices (rescue board, tow lines, fuel cans, etc.)
6. Return damage fees acquired during the loan period
7. Fuel & Fuel conditioner for prevention of damages from the effects of Ethanol
8. Transportation: Trailer, Vehicle, tow hitches, electrical, tires and tie downs

Participating dealerships will need to sell the water vehicle when the loan program is over. These participating dealerships are for profit businesses and need to turn over the floor stock inventory. Be sure that you return the Personal Water Craft that you have conducted a thorough review of the craft.

I would advise you to do the following:

1. When you receive the water vehicle take photos of the top, bottom, port/starboard and interior of the craft.
2. When you are ready to prepare the craft for return prior to removing decals/stickers take the same round of photos.
3. When returning the water craft take the final third round of the photos for records.

Make sure that you ask in advance what fees you will incur for the maintenance of the craft and how long the dealership will have the asset for these repairs or schedules so you can adjust your operations in the field when you take the unit(s) out of service.

Keep detailed records of your training and maintenance, focusing on the engine hours in your daily checklists.

Make sure that every team member reads the Owner’s Manual and understands the content and is able to translate it effectively and surely.

Good luck in your search! We hope you find a matching dealer who is willing to support and has the appropriate resources to do so.

This is a wonderful program started by (ret.) Roger Hagie’s Public Relations guru from Kawasaki, he is a great friend, a Wake of Fame Inductee and a champion for public safety and lifesaving!

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Posted 11.2.2018

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Content Creator: Shawn Alladio cares most about her community and the culture surrounding the safety of event service providers and Rescue Water Craft operators, working hard and dedicated towards protecting their reputation, distributing safety information and continuing to train these amazing individuals to the highest standards of care.

Use at your own risk. Please take a qualified Rescue Water Craft training course and maintain proper records and respect all the PWC, RWC, PPE, and gear OEM manufacturer warning labels and cautions.