Katie and Mike Pierson Burn Recovery Support Request

Surviving Fire Injuries

Katie Pierson and her husband Mike need our help financially as well as our spiritual support. They are in the fight of their lives suffering a catastrophic explosion and horrific burns. I got the call today from Mel, we both had dejavu moments over the weekend about Katie.

Katie worked for Rescue 3 International for many years and cares deeply about doing the right thing. She was a gauntlet of right on behalf of RQ3 instructors and I have deep respect for her and the company. She was recently working for CALFire/LSI and her husband has a Motoshop, working hard on building his business.

Katie, Mel and Hiroshi-san at the WaterRescueCon

If you can take a few minutes of your time and say a heartfelt prayer on their behalf I believe your energy and care is part of the goodness we create and this is needed. I cannot discover the expression of what to say or how to present it because its too expansive a tragedy. Please help them with your strongest thoughts of goodwill. Bless you for your considerations.

Please pray for Katie Pierson

Praying for all good things to happen for them on this tremendous survival fight they are in. Please keep their daughter in your prayers. I thank you, please hold them close in all thoughts, as I am believer in our connectedness.

Please donate to their burn fund

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Posted: February 25, 2021

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn 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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Mavericks big wave safety

REDEMPTION RIDE

Riding for a Cause

Shawn Alladio: PWC Offshore Race Team. 300 mile endurance race, Ironman award

I was invited to Mavericks for an upcoming swell by Jeff Clark. I packed up my boxvan and four RWC’s and headed north.

Jeff Clark had opened the door for the next level of professional big wave surfing. He along with Gary Linden are the two most influential persons in big wave surfing / competitions. Their energies were a flood gate of talent. People from all over the world were planning on surfing this swell. It was right after the 1998 Reef@Todos event at Killers.

L-R: Jonathan Cahill, Kevin Vanderpol, Shawn Alladio and Jeff Clark at Pillar Point

I pulled up at the Mavericks café and was greeted with a lot of love by Jeff and Katherine, many of us had this amazing experience gifted by them. I sat down at a crowded table of strangers and ordered my food.

A man was sitting next to me and I turned to him and I said ‘Hi my name is Shawn who are you?’ He said ‘I am Ken Bradshaw’. I responded back to him, ‘Who is that’? People at the table laughed.

We struck up a conversation while I waited for my food that Katherine prepared for everyone who stepped into her café. When you went there, you knew what to expect and it was usually full of the worlds greatest surfing talent.

This was the second trip taken by Ken Bradshaw to Mavericks. It is now 1998. The last trip, tragically he flew home with his friend Mark Foo’s body back to Hawai’i. Mark had drowned at Mavericks in 1994. They both had flown out together for an epic swell to surf Mavericks for the first time. I was teaching a Rescue Water Craft course to the Newport Beach Lifeguards when the news announced the death of Mark Foo. It was a shock.

They did not get on the plane knowing that only one would return. That is a heavy thought to realize that we may be experiencing our best last moments of life. There is no plan for that. Four years have passed.

Ken was talking with me at Katherine Clark’s café about his last trip at Mavericks, the day his friend Mark died.

This was a sad conversation and it was a private journey as well. He said is was 'hard coming back to Mavericks'. I understand that, as most of us would.

I thought the best action would be to get back into the water and experience a fun day! These kind of moments in our lives are the open doors of healing and a measure of how we face our personal grief. Sometimes there is symbolism in our actions we must face to make peace with the past.

K38 Training at Pillar Point Harbor

I had four WaveRunners, I asked Ken ‘lets go have a fun day, let’s go have some fun’! I said we could ride off to San Francisco and back and race the whole way We could go around the rocks. We could turn off the work, forget about surfing and just have a really fun day. It was cold, and the coffee Katherine made as warm. He agreed enthusiastically and we were planned to head out the next day, I had everything we needed.

The morning arrived, I prepared all our eguipment and we launched at the Pillar Point Harbor boat ramp. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining the winds were down, there was nobody out. The big swell was a few days away.

Also launching was Frank Quirarte who captured the essence of that day in one photo, of me jumping over a wave at Mavericks. This is my soul flying. It was like a metaphor of life and death.

Shawn's 1st Pro Women's race

Well, I didn’t jump the wave as high as I could. This is the same thing that Jonathan Cahill and I did when we faced 7 waves and headed into the face on them on November 21, 2001 on the 100' foot Wednesday. This is what it looked like, but the drop was 50' instead.

K38 at Mavericks

Knowing how to handle the craft in all conditions is an asset. Also being a freestyle professional in jet ski racing and so on I throttled down. I didn't want to damage the boat, so I landed her soft.

My boats perform a lot of different activities. We use them as race boats in sanctioned events, often combat military veterans would race these same boats we use for rescue. We use them for towsurfing, for course marshalling, for fishing, for rescue and loaned them to many a big wave surfer. I never modified my boats, always kept them stock.

Shawn Alladio IJSBA World Finals Ramp Jump Competition Event

My background is in Jet Ski racing. This is where K38 began in 1979 on stand ups. RWC rescue came from the IJSBA course marshal program, the first organized training. We all had the Jet Ski Fever. (We still do!).

All the technical advantages and mindset determination are the genesis of the Rescue Water Craft courses our students enjoy today. We pushed the throttle, we drove distances, saved lives and live the work, either recreationally or professionally. Yes there is a difference between the two.

Shawn Freeride on a Yamaha Super Jet in the surf

We were ready, a safety briefing, PPE check and we were off! I was happy. Ken and I raced up the coast towards Pacifica at full throttle. We raced back down to Mavericks at full throttle. I showed him how to work around the rocks. We rode until the tanks were empty.

The end of the day. Loaded up the boats, cleaned the gear and headed back to the Mavericks Café to enjoy another meal from Katherine. Ken told me that this experience helped him. It was a transitional moment. It was purposeful.

We smiled.

That is what we do with our Never Quit Challenges. We created endurance hardships to serve our soul.

When your friend dies, or loved one or perhaps a stranger; there are a lot memories and thoughts that rewind our lives back to those indelible moments. We dissect everything we could have done better or differently.

I know that when I went to find my sister’s grave in Los Gatos, I faced this redemption. It was the first time I had seen her grave. I was with her when she was dying when a child many years earlier and I lived with the hole in my heart, I was never able to say goodbye. My mother never wanted her surviving children to be sad so we were not allowed at her grave. I did not go there until 45 years later. My friend Denise Smith went with me. She was my witness of the magnitude of the sadness. It took courage for her to be there and stand in my grief with me. It was not a fun day. Thank you Deniece.

If any of my on-water moments at Mavericks were important, it would have been that day spent with Ken. Ken was able to say goodbye to Mark. The empathy and understanding we have for one another is what shine true. It becomes our compass and reminds us who we should be at all times. Passing through those very private and vulnerable sad moments of our lives are open doors of making peace with the mystery of death.

Mark Foo Memorial at Mavericks

I decided to make a memorial to honor Mark's soul. I brought up 4 Pohakus (volcanic rock from Hawai'i). I carved Mark Foo's name on one rock, and set it at Mavericks beach. It stands as a pillar to his memory and that day of redemption. Chris Bertish was with me for the dedication. We called up Tom Pohaku Stone on the phone in Oah'u and he did a dedication ceremony to bless the spot and purify the pohakus.

I was glad to be a part of the soul of Mavericks. Thank you to Jeff Clark for bringing all of us together through a wave called Mavericks.

It is good.

REFERENCE

Ken at Mavericks wearing my Yamaha Floatcoat. Yeah it was cold!

"KEN BRADSHAW: "I've probably put in 10 sessions or so at Maverick's. I've got boards and wetsuits and a place to stay there; I'm always ready. The reason I haven't been back (since '94) is mostly logistics, but sure, after being there the day Mark died, my motivation was stifled. It just didn't seem as important to go there any more. But it's a great wave, definitely worth pursuing. My whole goal at Maverick's is to do tow-ins there on giant days when the wind's a little wrong and there are no surfers in the water. That's what I really want to do."

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Posted: December 12, 2020

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn 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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Have any questions? Come train with us and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!

Caution: Visit page terms and conditions. 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.

ENDURANCE

FACE THE STORM

When we make a commitment to learning and mentorship, we become members of a team, this is a vital partnership of trust.

This means we acknowledge our developmental intentions and through that we process a unified mutual promise to tell the truth to one another.

The transaction between both parties is mutable; we trust one another with our lives and our reputation, we care about our team.

The promise is to serve others by our learned truths, experiences and failures. It is a bond of accountability and it is vital to trust. Its not easy to tell somebody the truth. It is equally hard to hear the truth because it has to be brought out and discussed.

Usually an uncomfortable experience. If we can endure it, we pass through the fire and are honed on our edges to continue forward. Otherwise we may be set back on our ass again and have to repeat the lessons until we surrender to the message or methods.

Yet, the message needs to be practical as well on common ground.

You cannot run away from a commitment, if you do you cannot hear the truth. If we are unable to hear truth, we suffer a reckless and negligent future. Some good advice is to face the storm and endure it.

These are the things in training and on teams that has to be based on truth, and we cannot turn away from that. The truth will still have to be dealt with.

As we progress in our commitments, we strive to become more resilient, wiser and capable and this is why we take an oath, make an agreement and sign our contract which becomes our qualification.

This is all about serving a higher order rather than our pride and ego. Its about the mutual composition between service and recipient. It is a sacred trust. This is the agreement of truth. You ask for help, you give help, we do not devalue a commitment and we do not excuse our responsibility.

When you can trust, you can tell the truth.

Remember to face the storm, there is always a surety of calm that follows. This is the rejuvenation of influence, comprehension, understanding and forgiveness.

Remember to forgive yourself (and others) and give yourself permission to succeed.

If you can figure this out and work with others through honesty, you can and will change the world.

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Posted: October 6, 2020

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn 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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Badges and Pins

Collection

k38 invites you to download our ebook about Badges and Pins!

We have been chronicling and writing the History of Jet Skis for over a decade now.

Finally, our ebooks of all our categories are coming to life and we are ready to share with the world!

We certainly do not have a lot of our own, but we can share with you our collection of pins and badges.

Being around the industry as one of the first generation Jet Skier's there are a lot of mementos over the years.

K38 Book One Pins and Badges

Download this free ebook and if you have a pin you want to add, contact us! Hope you enjoy!
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Posted: October 6, 2020

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn 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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Caution: Visit page terms and conditions. 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.

TRAIN THE BRAIN!

TRAIN THE BRAIN

We are trying to decide what kind of instructor we will be. Perhaps you are trying to decide what kind of Operator or Coxswain you will be?

With that question what is your purpose for others. They come to you for this answer. Survivors depend on you, have you forgotten them?

What does it mean to be a good Operator or Coxswain?

You can argue the details but cannot argue an acceptable standard.

There are subsets to being good or competent. It requires an abstract composition of functional roles base on behaviors and resulting actions.

These are measurable and determinable.

One step at a time. Then follow a sequence in a process of a pattern. Review be critical of your actions. Review.

Train your brain!
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Posted: October 1, 2020

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn 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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Caution: Visit page terms and conditions. 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.

SAFETY NOTICE FOR 2020 MODEL YEAR JET SKI® STX®160 PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A. IS ISSUING AN IMPORTANT NOTICE

Kawasaki will announce a voluntary safety recall campaign on 2020 JET SKI® STX®160, 160X & 160LX personal watercraft models.

Name of Product: JET SKI STX160

Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., Foothill Ranch, CA

Hazard: On eligible units, high pressure water impact with the front hatch cover could result in damage to the front hatch cover attachment mechanism. Continued use of the watercraft with damaged parts can result in detachment of the front hatch cover from the watercraft. In the worst case, the detached front hatch cover can impact the operator while riding, resulting in injury.

Remedy: STOP RIDING YOUR JET SKI STX160 UNTIL AN AUTHORIZED REPAIR HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

Description: 2020 JET SKI STX160, 160X & 160LX personal watercraft.

Sold at: Kawasaki dealers nationwide beginning October 2019 for between $9,599 and $11,699.

Kawasaki Action: Our highest priority is to repair your watercraft. Kawasaki is diligently pursuing a repair procedure and will announce a campaign to complete repairs in conjunction with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) as soon as possible.

Consumer Contact: If you have questions, please contact Kawasaki Customer Care Department at (866) 802-9381 (toll-free) between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Please have your Hull Identification Number ready when calling.

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Posted: September 23, 2020

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn 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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Have any questions? Come train with us and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!

Caution: Visit page terms and conditions. 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.

Gulf Livestock 1 – SAVE THE FORTY!

Join the world's largest digital Search and Rescue Team

SAVE THE FORTY!

Become a Save The Forty Teammate today! Use the Profile Image on your Facebook page profile to bring awareness to this lifesaving mission you are a part of!

On August 14, 2020 the Gulf Lifestock 1 departed from New Zealand heading for China. The livestock ship encountered heavy seas due to Typhoon Maysak. A distress signal was sent at 1:20am in the morning on September 2, 2020, as the ship had been taking on water and soon sunk forcing the men into life rafts.
Two survivors were found and a deceased shipmate sadly was recovered. We believe there is hope of rescue of the forty remaining survivors. But we need your help!

Like the Facebook page: Gulf Livestock 1 Volunteer SAR group

They are out there. They need your faith, encouragement and support and so do their families.

Please join the worlds largest Search and Rescue Mission. Get your friends involved, share the posts, engage and let’s bring the men home to their families! We can do this with your help, you can make miracles happen.

Get on the Save The Forty SAR team today! What can you do? Like the Save the Forty Facebook page. Sign up your crowd sourcing volunteer work. Help us track fraudulent fundraisers and support the legitimate ones!

If you are a resourceful person, share to other groups, The 40 shipmates need search and rescue members who can help this mission go viral and gain new members. The 40 needs you to share posts, ideas and follow through with leads.

Please use these hashtags:
#SAVETHEFORTY #GL1 #GULFLIVESTOCK1 #SearchandRescue #Crowdsourcing #Volunteer #ResumeSAR #SOS

Join the private group: Volunteer Search and Rescue Group for Gulf Livestock 1

Sign the Petition: https://www.change.org/p/australian-department-of-foreign-affairs-resume-the-search-for-gulf-livestock-1-survivors/u/27699571?cs_tk=AsuUT7aqG2QSBM73Xl8AAXicyyvNyQEABF8BvPRQFWCmpSn2PWFby8ATLhM%3D&utm_campaign=f8327086f6c24a3cbd014e8df5e1df51&utm_content=initial_v0_4_0&utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_term=cs&fbclid=IwAR2RixrBP-mTfdThQ_VPQlytZvD4WH_SW6Nk5MAMoYtsUyGcEVEXWVRoYkQ

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Posted: September 12, 2020

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn 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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Have any questions? Come train with us and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!

Caution: Visit page terms and conditions. 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.

Develop Your Rescue Character

RISK WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW

When you write your mind is thinking

When you are thinking you are learning

When you learn you can define what you are doing

When you do what you learned you become what it is you are practicing

This is how you develop your character, you study, you write, you practice

You take the risks of training to acquire the benefits of the knowledge

Then you have gained power that defines who you are and brings purpose to your actions

Stand up for your reputation. Practice how to learn.

Faithfully yours,

Shawn

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Posted: August 31, 2020

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn 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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Have any questions? Come train with us and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!

Caution: Visit page terms and conditions. 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.

RELATIONSHIP OF RETENTION

STRUCTURE YOUR SAFETY

Do not pander to your training to do just enough to get by, you need to challenge that which you are learning. You need to research and think how to be practical in operations and safety.

In your training you need to know what you are doing and why you are doing it. In K38 courses we request that our students to be able to ‘define their behaviors and actions’. They need to take control and not poorly imitate us, that would be disastrous.

In your training notebooks write down facts. Base them on evidence. Research the differences. Risk what you need to know not what you poorly imitate; those are very low stakes you should never gamble on.

The harsh realities of risk assessment, risk management and risk mitigation require, if not demand of your character to represent accordingly. This is not at 27% retention value or even 50%. You need to set a firm goal of 100% and consistent safety.

Anything less will become a mishap. That may affect others beyond your own control such as the department, your teammates and survivors.

You are developing your risk awareness more when you train with purpose. Don’t go through the motions and check that checklist box. Study and evaluate fearlessly. Most important have a conversation about it before, during and afterwards, seek out other credible professionals who will tell you the truth you need to hear.

Education is how you formulate your thoughts, then you need to write them down. You can apply this to your life personally or professionally. It should be part of your way of moving yourself and your capability forward.

This is how you support your team.

CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY

Otherwise you have no argument to the knowledge you are learning. You are only a reader, a voyeur of someone else’s experience. Being a reader means you have low retention value.

When you go through the motions of an in-person training, you pass your class, but later you fail in the field because you have no control over what you learned. You did nothing to retain that which passed by you in a blur.

You pick up the highlights you attached yourself to but your 27% may have missed the 4% of meaning and the rest of the % if your upcoming disaster. You prevent it. You have full control of this.

Someday you will be investigated on your knowledge. Your success and failure lie in how you think. You need to figure this out and without arrogance you need to determine how you are going to do this. Nobody can enable it for you.

It starts with getting your pen out, or your laptop computer. You cannot do this on a cell phone, that sets you up improperly and permits failure.

You have to know your equipment. What does ‘knowing your equipment’ mean?

You practice hands on and book knowledge. You empower seamanship and watermanship boating skills. You get into your Rescue Water Craft and start learning how it works and how you maintain it.

This is the example of the broken system of training we observe by poor performance we witness in videos. These people think they are doing great. It’s a lie, they are marginal. They are heading for an accident and cannot see it coming. They are unable to interpret the risk mitigation, management and assessment.

K38 does not teach like this, we negotiate your future with you. It is determined by your decisions and willingness to engage knowledge. You determine your risk and your responsibility.

Our instructors do not reject your sacred obligation to stand up for your reputation and your skills. We know that is your role. We are your professional guides, challenging your bad behaviors, mindset and hands-on skills.

Remember this: no person should be congratulated for an accident, or rewarded with a medal or citation afterwards, that is corruption at its finest level of excuse.

Faithfully yours,

Shawn

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Posted: August 31, 2020

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn 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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Have any questions? Come train with us and discover what your community is doing to modernize standards, safety and reduce liability!

Caution: Visit page terms and conditions. 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.

International Water Safety and Rescue Society Charter

Structure Your Ambition

The International Water Safety and Rescue Society is made of managers, instructors and participants incorporating or cross referencing a variety of skills and response to risk management practices.

This knowledge is that which honors our ancestor’s experiences because this information is ancient in context.

There is no need to ‘learn lessons from an accident’, but to heed our ancestor’s warnings and experiences they handed to us in trust as stewards of these principles of preservation of life.

Our risk culture is imperative to enforcing an effective risk code of conduct and ethics, integrating incentive and performance accountability, defining the responsibilities and roles consistent in defense of risk mitigation.

The society is measured through its communication values determined by the applicable risks.

Participants recognize the specifics of risk and ensure their views on risk align before an incident occurs or assumptions were misaligned with the reality.

Planning is where the stakeholders join efforts under Subject Matter Experts (SME) guidance within this society.

Subject Matter Experts can prove their SME history with verified documentation and their source materials and have the rightful experience to construct and determine the best outcomes based upon these contributing facts.

The frequency and impact of risk response is what an assessment is based upon. Management actions are specifically responsible to reduce the likelihood or negative impact and increase the positives.

However, this is dependent upon the managements agreed upon risk management strategy and practices for their personnel and equipment use.

• Avoidance
• Acceptance
• Monitor
• Reduce controls
• Transfer controls
• Share controls

These responses are based upon action plans with corresponding assignments to the appropriate owners within the management placement hierarchy structure according to the risk levels and warnings.

This is where the risk assessments serve as gatekeepers of response measures.

Emerging risks can bring negative consequence and widespread failure.

Question: What is training?

Answer: Training is an accurate representation of identifiable outcomes to prepare for the assigned risk tasks and testing methods.

Training is a plan to address unpredicted outcomes to prevent errors in order to represent and reintegrate new practices and safety measures before approving a program or its participants.

This is monitored through recurring assessments to ensure functionality and retention of skills.

The society is constructed to develop resilience with the predictable and unpredictable outcomes. To ensure that safety and programs do not experience catastrophic events and to avoid fraud or negligence in the construct of the risk.

This is the voluntary challenge of resilience to avoid catastrophe.

MAVERICKS AND MAVENS

The risk takers are the ones who test and push the risk to new levels because they are trying to learn. They are not found within a department or agency.

They are found in the public, and are a vital construct of agency dependency. They communicate to the world their actions and they are observed for their investments, sacrifices and lessons they tested to save others from catastrophe.

Imitation ensues from these mavericks often without regard for their input, sometimes it is poor, reckless and negligent or substandard practices that mimic these actions. This is where a program can find sustainable or get lost in its own hubris and left behind in innovation and safety.

Often, our society witnesses the catastrophic failures where these experts are dismissed when they should be lauded and given credit due. We can do better in this regard for promotion of a spirit of cooperation.

These are the creators of risk solutions responders rely upon because they are doing; they are risking with their own support measures or lack thereof and funding it themselves with no compensation for their efforts.

Managers, instructors and students are gleaning from their experiences, do not dismiss their historical evidence.

The faculty of conscious is in the ethical orientation morally of that which is good and that which protects property and lives through the actions of those within the society.

ETHICS

The endurance of the safety risk pedagogy and methods are part of a water safety and rescue hierarchy that is designed to protect health, environment, animal welfare, equipment and human safety.

The society deals voluntarily with rebuilding and improving the representation of safety in risk practices.
The voluntary admission of program managers and participants is a team effort.

 Address Challenges and Problems
 Admit and assess Failures.
 Do not reward Accidents, mishaps or failures
 Stop a program when it’s negligent before it becomes gross negligence
 Develop necessary skills and acquire verified equipment
 Budget for the needs and sustainability of program success
 Progress is measurable, maintain effective records for review and accident investigations

Program anomalies are what managers and instructors did not understand or was foreign to them.

This is because their training may have been at or below the status quo and already at risk at its inception.

Program management is consequence of discovery or naivety.

This type of situation creates chaos in programs and actions. When a program was designed with inherent or potential future damages those inherited structures will threaten and damage the program.

Failure should not stop a program; but the failure should be pursued during training so it can be corrected in remedial actions, and progress effectively documented prior to release approval to serve public performance.

The construct is to create a professional and manageable program based on profound and meaningful information that prevents chronic abuse of safety through ignorance and to ensure mission success.

The cure to risk potential or post-accident investigation is securing effective or new information that is garnered outside of the damaged management system, the community and the instructor program or association.

If this is ignored the risk failure will continue to engage. The associated risk is preventable by decisions made in the hierarchy of the structure and individuals who represent this.
Intrinsic manager, instructor, responder values have multiple responsibilities. We have a destiny lined out in our goals and in our participation in these systems.
These responsibilities have to be taken seriously, because your good and your bad affect results. Positive improvement should be a continual and repetitive action and behavior.

THE WHOLE TRUTH

Question: What is a professional responder or manager?

Answer: A person who utilizes a planned and standardized sequence of actions based on tested and authorized behaviors overseen by a third-party assessor for authenticity.

The subsequent results are verified equipment, understanding of the assigned risk of their personnel and its mission; capability to respond (or not respond depending on the severity of the situation) to the level of their qualification successfully.

Professional responders often work on a variety of identifiable teams tasked to a set mission either regionally or outside of their jurisdiction and with additional outside resources (mutual aid) in response to persons or animals in a variety of risk environments.

A. Local Response
B. Natural Disaster
C. Catastrophic Disaster
D. War, Bio or Terrorism Threat
E. Cyber Security Threat
F. Celestial Event

GOALS

1. These actions and behaviors have predictable outcomes
2. These actions and behaviors have assigned roles and rules
3. These actions are evidential facts based off historical experience that is chronicled
• Positive Outcomes
 Public Trust
 Health and Environment protection
 Agency Trust
 Equipment Protection
 Teamwork Flow
 Safety is enabled
 Emergency decisions enacted positively
• Negative Outcomes
 Program degradation
 Instructor Reputation Damaged
 Failure to perform assigned duties
 Equipment damaged or lost
 Accidents
 Injuries
 Death
5. These actions and behaviors should not be repeated after ‘lessons are first learned’

6. These actions and behaviors should be reviewed and updated as new technologies and anomalous experiences are identified

7. Behavioral Training sequenced in steps or stages for retention of the standards and safety practices
• Positive Enabling Outcome
• Negative Disabling Outcome

8. Positive outcomes are based off of a predicted and tested action or behavior
• Planned sequences of response to events based off of past to current knowledge
• Identify the sequences of action and behavior that may contribute to an ascent and to enforce those that may exist for potential downgrades
• Critical review and assessment of after action reports and remedial assigned tasks

9. Negative outcomes are based off of an unpredicted and untested action or behavior

• Unplanned sequences of response to events based off of untested or unknown knowledge
• Retraining to adhere to the ascent and direction of identifiable sequences of actions
• Identify the ascent of mistakes, decisions, sequences, equipment and personnel decisions making processes in the post incident or pre-training objectives for correction

10. Risk levels and Responder stages of professional development and equipment limitations
• Low
• Moderate
• High
• Severe
• Extreme (Go-No Go)
11. Continuation on advancing the trust of planned, predicted, sequences that are decided upon in actions and behaviors to avoid a descent in risk; accident, injury and death prevention

• Enforcement of Academic Honesty
• Program corruption and the growing vulnerabilities of this practice
• Financials challenges
• Personnel issues: Physical fitness, skills conformity, knowledge retention, discipline
• Identification of counterfeit, fraud and plagiary in program or instructor stewardship
• Standards enforcement and conformity
• Professional assessment of Subject Matter Expert curriculum development. Surety that only verified SME’s are drafting the curricula
• Third party assessor for course curriculum and instructor levels
• Verified instructors providing verified courses to student cadre with recurring training and updates

12. These actions, behaviors and equipment have a supporting corresponding annual sustainable budget.

• Measure of performance and records management
• Measure of equipment viability, inspection, purchase
• Recurring Verified Training on a timeline schedule
• Equipment maintenance schedule
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Replacement of damaged or destroyed equipment or PPE
• Communications suite
• Emergency Equipment and Accessories

Risk management programs (managers-instructors) require monitoring a quality management system that has been audited by a third-party scrutineer for compliance and conformity to international standards.

Risk management programs are driven by five primary determinations:

• Public trust and investment funding
• Regulatory requirements
• Management priority
• Personnel and program safety and education
• Risk levels and Personnel - Equipment capability

Note: Budget not included but a primary driver of program success or failure

These unique risks and attributes are gained through a holistic view of both the society, the agency and the individual to better understand manage each attributable unique risk.

Do not forget to add into this equation the most important factor: the public. Who these people are and what their needs are in a moment of crisis. Their location and situation dictate the needs and response. This is their story and you need to be ready to finish viewing their book to the ending.

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

This aggregated outlook focused on risk exposures regardless of geography, location, team or agency allow our water safety and rescue society to best be able to interact between risks, alternatives and forward-looking scenarios. It also warns us to hold ourselves responsible.

This is the encouragement our society participants need. Be brave through competency, be prepared through actions and practices and be meaningful with your purpose; so, you know what you can do and when you can do it.

This helps to be better organized as an individual and a society and ready for the consequences we entertain.

The destination is not conducted by one person, but it is borne on our individual efforts. We all have a significant role to play in a manner that does not cause harm. Safety is a responsibility; it is also a behavior.

PERMISSION RIGHTS MEAN RESPONSIBILITY

Your responsibility in this society is to participate professionally with appropriate behavior. Your responsibility is to understand the standards and to protect them, endorse them and enforce them with yourself and others. Do not praise incompetent actions or issue praise or reward.

This is each person’s fault and success; collectively we all need to be held responsible and take a code of ethical conduct as a society; knowing you are not alone.

Through this each individual learns their specific role and responsibility within the hierarchy and the safety of those involved.

It begins with a conversation.
It is good.

So help me God.

Faithfully yours,

Shawn

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Posted: August 16, 2020

Content Creator of Rescue Water Craft and Personal Water Craft boating international education standards: Shawn 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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