Seduction by accident has a root cause. Did it begin in training? Are the instructors knowledgeable and updated? Is the content delivered accurate? How would you know?

DO NOT allow a poor instructor to lead you to an accident. Do not endorse them and build their measures up, instead use due caution. It’s your life and others. Do not endorse dysfunction and all its variable levels.

DO endorse an instructor that cares about your professional development. Share their posts and insights. Support their training. Be vocal about their protection of reputation.

There is a hierarchy in place that is either positive or negative, you could call this good or evil. You choose which one you support and build.

Courage builds essential trust in the maritime community. Most folks attach themselves to the naivety of a damaging path and will do anything to protect it. Cynicism would serve you better, and then to move one step forward, have courage!

In courage you can reveal the betrayals extended in training. Here you can remedy the pitfalls and dangerous behaviors and stop putting your hand out to a biting dog.


You can establish professionalism yourself by first taking control of your knowledge base and declining those who would undermine your trust in water safety.

Those who betray our water safety trust, the fundamental standard of safety that is often violated and undermines your reputation as well as the community; you have the responsibility to defend this.

The power of persuasion can be positive or negative.

You determine these results by volition and ultimately are the responsible "receiving' party for the negative or positive truths of response and team safety.

If you endorse something, you need to proceed with caution until all methods are tested and with accurate insights, not brand favoritism or ego.

And that ego……….oh yes.. that is where the trouble begins.


All of you who are newer water rescue responders can change a negative culture of complacency if it exists in your association or agency - into a modern pursuit of excellence.

Give your training programs and equipment awareness Hell!

Bring people in your team up by associated methods of identification of the wrong that is in your program so you can unblock progress.

Keep your team engaged, invite their criticisms and suggestions. Listen to their advice and challenge it until you find the answers.

Usually those answers are not held within your associations and culture, do not be afraid to move outside your inner circle.

Park the ego and learn how to explore truth beyond the comfort of established programs. They may be severely outdated.

Safety is a Behavior, not an excuse.

Posted: July 14, 2019

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn Alladio is the world’s foremost authority and leading subject matter expert. She 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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