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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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.

JAPAN PROFESSIONAL BOAT OPERATOR TRAINING CENTER 2018

JAPAN PROFESSIONAL BOAT OPERATOR TRAINING CENTER

2018 JpBOT

This JPBOT seminar is a course to train small boat operators (Captains) who have acquired necessary knowledge and skills with a view to a safe and effective public use of small vessels, and the graduates are qualified in small boat operations. This is a seminar organized by JBPOT to certify as a professional (Professional Operator).

1. What is JPBOT?

JPBOT (Japan Professional Boat Operator Training Center) contributes to water safety and safe operations through the training of pilots who publicly use small vessels to develop water-saving rescue boats, and is aiming to prevent water- accidents.

(Partnership) It is a cooperative management organization by three organizations:
- Japan Marine Recreation Association (JMRA)
- Marine Sports Foundation (MARIS)
- Rescue Water Craft Association Japan (RWCAJ)

Thank you to Yamaha Motors Corporation on the JPBOT 1st training introduction in Hamamatsu.

2. Course Training

Small salvage pilot boat pilot • Awareness & basic level course (RWC: Rescue Water Craft)

(1) Stage 1: Awareness Level
① Attitude as captain
② Knowledge and skills required as pilots of small hydraulic rescue boat

(2) Stage 2: Basic level
① Handling of small boats required for pilots of small hydraulic rescue boat
② Small boat pilot boat pilot required for pilots

* This seminar will be subject to completion examination of department and practical skills to confirm knowledge · skill acquisition status when approving.

3. Date and time
2 days
(1) November 3 (Saturday): Stage - 1 8: 30 ~ 17: 00
(2) November 4 (Sun): Stage -2 9: 00 ~ 17: 00

4. Location
Shizuoka prefectural three-day youth house Shizuoka prefecture Hamamatsu city Kita-ku Tsuzuki Town Tsuzuki 523-1
Our facilities can accommodate meals • stay (shared room). We will inform you after applying.

5. Attendance qualification
· Be a holder of a water licensee's motorized driver's license
· Be over 18 years old

6. Amount of money
50,000 yen (tax included)

7. Payee
Mitsubishi UFJ Bank Shintomicho Branch Normal 0000837
Marine Sports Foundation of Public Interest Foundation

8. Application · Inquiries
Marine Sports Foundation of Public Interest Foundation
Officer: Yoshimura

TEL: 03-3454-1151 / FAX: 03-3454-1152
Application for attendance download
Please fill in the necessary information and send it to fax or email (information@maris.or.jp).

National Boat Education

当講習会は、小型船舶の安全で効果的な公的利用を目指し、必要となる知識と技術を修得した小型船舶操縦者(船長)を養成するコースであり、修了者を小型水難救助艇操縦士(プロフェッショナル•オペレーター)として認定する、JBPOTが実施する講習会です。
1. JPBOTとは?
JPBOT(Japan Professional Boat Operator Training center)は、公的に小型船舶を使用する水難救助艇操縦士の育成を通じて水上安全や安全運航に貢献し、水難•海難事故の防止を図る事を目的とした、(一財)日本海洋レジャー安全•振興協会、(一社)日本小型水難救助艇協会、(公財)マリンスポーツ財団の3団体連携による協同運営組織です。
2.コース・トレーニング
小型水難救助艇操縦士•アウェアネス&ベーシックレベルコース(RWC:水上オートバイ)
(1)ステージ1:アウェアネスレベル
①船長としての心構え
②小型水難救助艇操縦士として求められる知識及び技術
(2)ステージ2:ベーシックレベル
①小型水難救助艇操縦士に求められる小型船舶の取扱
②小型水難救助艇操縦士に求められる小型船舶の操縦
※当講習会は認定に際し、知識•技能の修得状況を確認する学科及び実技の修了審査を行います。
3.日時
2日間
(1)11月3日(土):ステージ-1  8:30~17:00
(2)11月4日(日):ステージ-2  9:00~17:00
4.場所
静岡県立三ヶ日青年の家 静岡県浜松市北区三ヶ日町都筑523−1
当施設は食事•宿泊(相部屋)が可能です。申込み後にご案内します。

5.受講資格
・水上オートバイの操縦免許資格保持者であること
・18歳以上であること
6.金額
5万円(税込)
7.お振込先
三菱UFJ銀行 新富町支店 普通0000837
公益財団法人マリンスポーツ財団
8.お申し込み•お問い合わせ
公益財団法人マリンスポーツ財団
担当:吉村
TEL:03-3454-1151/FAX:03-3454-1152
受講申込書ダウンロード
必要事項をご記入の上、FAXまたはメール(information@maris.or.jp)まで送信願います。

http://www.maris.or.jp/event/2712/?fbclid=IwAR1O98A7NYVl_HvBKvsm8xhyVKbAEYoDfVXUBfW6ba1GU53edKlMslx68fU

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Posted: 10.27.2018

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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.

TEN YEARS OF K38 JAPAN

K38 JAPAN LEGACY

K38 Japan legacy trains the next generation of Coxswains and Crew. They protect reputation. They care about their students and survivors coming home again safely.

K38 Japan Instructors have dedicated their professional experience towards the reputations of others, lifesaving and program development.

K38 Japan is a legacy company invested in the future, your future, your career.

The K38 Way of Training has been dedicated towards the greater good of society.

We understand that partnership is a way of being and that lifesaving begins with community, strength and standards.

K38 Japan Leads The Way

LEGACY OF LIFESAVING

K38 is a partner in global outreach to ensure that Operators, Coxswains, Crew and public safety agencies are protected and have the highest level of knowledge to conduct their marine units with pride, respect and integrity. We are committed to the public trust and the sacred trust of serving others in a time of need.

K38 Japan is one piece of this solution, we could not do this alone. We could not be a servant if we did not have outstanding partners in boating safety who care just as passionately about professionalism, and they do!

We thank your partners and public safety agencies, associations and companies who care and are united and working very hard in an united front to support one another. These are amazing teams, administrations and people who have heart. They have determination and stewardship and care about community and appreciate professionalism as a way of being and it shows.

Thank you to Marine Sports Foundation, Japan Coast Guard, Japan Ocean Leisure Safety and Promotion Association, Rescue Water Craft Association Japan, Japan Small Water Relief Boat Association, Japan Boating & Water Safety Summit, NASBLA, NSBC, Rescue Water Craft Association, all their instructors, partners and administrators for a concerted international effort of public service!

We at K38 love you all!

K38 Founder-Shawn Alladio

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Posted: 10.27.2018

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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.

K38 Australia News

For Immediate Release
July 26, 2018

Boca Raton, USA- Our affiliates K38 Australia & K38 New Zealand who are managed by Mr. Craig Zulian announce that a partnership has been formed with Risk Response + Rescue based in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

Their united effort will share expertise in both training and operations throughout Australia & New Zealand to public safety personnel for open water, surf rescue and flood and swiftwater training programs.

Please visit the RR+R website for more information regarding the services they provide.

https://www.riskresponse.com.au/

K38 is an internationally recognized company based in Boca Raton, Florida USA. K38 Australia & New Zealand are Affiliate service providers for Power Water Craft, Personal Water Craft and Rescue Water Craft for both recreational and occupational operators.

K38 provides water safety services, hosts the annual Wake of Fame awards representing Australia and is a member of the Rescue Water Craft Association.

For more information regarding K38 Australia or K38 New Zealand please contact Mr. Zulian.
Craig@k38.com.au

K38 LLC
7050 W. Palmetto Park Rd. Suite 15-183
Boca Raton, Florida USA 33433
www.K38Rescue.com

GIFTED

We've come a long way baby...

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a cowboy.
Then I wanted to be a spaceman.
Then I wanted to be a horse.

I had a crush on a boy in elementary school and he had a dirtbike. I knew then that the joy and freedom he had was something I didn't want. I needed it!

Everything changed when I smelled the exhaust from his bike. I remembered my grandpa's race cars, they seemed so big and beyond me, but this little dirtbike I could ride that myself.

I got a paper route. I saved my money to make a mini bike out of a lawn mower.

Life was not a great experience for me at home, in fact it was awful, but it taught me to persevere, and that was the cornerstone of understanding along with my sisters death and illness, all these elements barked loudly at my psyche. 'You don't know what will happen', understanding this I did not want to waste oxygen.

DREAM BIG

When I was a little girl I dreamed big. That did not mean my dreams would be realized.

I wanted a dirt bike, I wanted a Stingray with a banana seat so I could go jump boxes and the creek in Carmel where I grew up.

I wanted to be a police officer, but I was told that was not possible, because it was not.

I wanted to be a fireman, but I was told that was not possible, because it was not.

I wanted to join the military at the age of 14 and go to the Vietnam war and fight like men, but I that was not possible.

Up until the age of 28 these were not jobs I could subscribe to.

But the Jet Ski came along.

THANKFUL

The Jet Ski was the first motorized vehicle that allowed women in our generation to be competitive along with men. This motor sport revolutionized across the board a wide open door to women. Many took that invitation and opened it without caution but few have followed like those pioneers, those courageous young women who pulled throttle and created a big wake.

Notable women like Brenda Burns (Chambers) who as a young girl raced with her mother and her sister continuing onward and became a World and National Champion, and an inspiration to generations of today. Pay close attention to her story. Respect is earned and she is a person of renown in our sport to research.

I would come to a race and there would be 100 women waiting to get to the start line. They had to race motos. They had to go to a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) and only a handful would make it to the main event. It was tough, competitive and happening.

Know our female competitive history. Do your homework. You will thrive off the inspiration of your legacy holders. You may also discover the legacy you will contribute on your own efforts.

Men were my mentors as a child. There were no females in my scope that were doing anything outstanding at speed.

My grandfather was a great inspiration with his car racing and mechanical skills. His imprint is inspirational. My mother
was a tough cookie and her grit personified the 'can do' spirit in me.

30 years later, women are not taking that wide open door as I imagined they would from when I awoke. I believed there would be a flood, a tsunami of opportunity, but only a trickle is witnessed considering there are 7 billion people on Earth and at least .001% would qualify.

If you are a woman reading this your predecessors handed you the baton in the 1980's. Its 2018 and women are stepping back further than forging ahead. Are you the one to bring it all back? Will you be the one to galvanize a community and inspire the pursuit of excellence?

The Jet Ski Fever is still here, its held by a few of our pioneers, like myself, like Brenda. You know who you are. We love you all and you are held dear and close.

We train very few females worldwide in our K38 water rescue courses. I wonder at this phenomenon. Is it a target personality that gives themselves permission? Do women not want to do the hard work? Is the work load too heavy or dirty? Is the chaos uncomfortable? Yes, well it is and I do enjoy that discomfort myself, is part of the delivery package.

Remaining a little unreasonable has distinct advantages for a mariner. It means that your creative spirit can become a driving force, a major contributor to the greater good.

We women have a big house to manage of course, its a blend of stressors but through them we learn advantages: our beloveds, children, and career. Risk is something we are good at, analytics is our best friend, we can think at speed and juggle the juggernaut. Our male counterparts can take notes to benefit from to enhance their own operability.

Our physical strength is a bit not as level but we can learn leverage techniques. I am enthusiastic about training women, but being female is not an excuse, and we can enjoy an outstanding career.

Are you ready? We've had that door open waiting for you to enter. The room is very big and there are a lot of empty chairs.

Give yourself permission.

Contact your local marine unit or volunteer group and begin a pathway of purpose.

You will discover so much more than that Rules of the Road, the conditions and the terrors, you will discover the scope of your own determined spirit in the depths of the big wide open. Ask me how I know?

Your friend always.

Shawn

Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RWCA

BIRTHDAY NEWS

Our Founder wanted to find a unique way to support lifesaving through Facebook online donations. The goal was to raise funds and bring the community together at the Rescue Water Craft Association. What is the RWCA?

We are partners in water safety, not competitors. We are elite in our determination and seek like-minded ethical professionals and lay persons who understand and are willing to go the distance no matter how uncomfortable the adversity, how daring the storm or long the night.

Our core values are based on the acronym: S.E.E.
• Safety
• Education
• Enforcement

CONTRIBUTORS

We hold ourselves accountable to our knowledge and are responsible in our actions. Our vision was to revolutionize lifesaving and ensure a culture of safety exists with personal pursuits in our community worldwide. Now is the time to unify our community and broaden capabilities by driving change and influencing the next generation.

The Vision: Donations are helpful and connecting our culture internationally can bring people to our new non-profit in a variety of ways. You can volunteer or simply share stories, each is a gift to itself.

“It's not about my life but the life of those who need proper training. I am not asking anyone to delve into donating because you know me, love me or hate me, but if you have a regard for helping out others and would not mind a tax deduction for your donation (USA), that's a nice thought.

Even so, if not, please like and join the page and I would sure appreciate your support of the Rescue Water Craft Association. My hope is to save lives through education that matters and not cause harm. I was born on the 21st, I think of my mother and my siblings and their children and marvel that another day arrives for me, for us and hope we all enjoy another gifted day.

We are contributors because we care, it's not about money, your support is good enough for me and I care with you.” Says founder Shawn Alladio.

UNITED

As of June 20, 2018 the Facebook fundraiser has generated $1,465.00 USD

Facebook fundraising ended on June 21.

100% of the proceeds go directly towards funding the following programs:

1. Junior Boater Program
2. THIN LINE-benefiting Veteran, Law Enforcement and First Responder families

To join or make a donation to the RWCA please visit Rescue Water Craft Association

PARTNERS IN WATER SAFETY

1. Craig Zulian, Australia (K38 Australia)
2. John W. Youings, Australia (Wake of Fame Inductee)
3. Patty Coston Webb, USA (Great Human Being)
4. Norbert Wysocki, Poland (Rescue Water Craft Operator)
5. James Worrall, Australia (Rescue Water Craft Operator)
6. Gerald Davies, Australia (Jet Rescue Sleds)
7. Mat Lanigan, USA (Water Safety Advocate)
8. Bob Pratt, USA (Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project)
9. Kevin Collins, USA (Great Human Being)
10. Amy Green, USA (Professional PWC Racer, Wake of Fame Award recipient, friend)
11. Ocean Priselac (Animal rescuer, waterwoman, friend)
12. Mario Vittone (Former USCG Rescue Swimmer, advocate for water safety)

Thank you all!

Yours in Water Safety!

Have any questions? Join the Rescue Water Craft Association
and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!

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.