Date: November 2013
Time: 10.30am to 11.30am
Venue: Royal Life Saving Society WA
McGillivray Road, Mount Claremont
Nominations Now Open (Nominations October 2013)
The Royal Life Saving Society WA is an advocate for the adage prevention is better than a cure and in formulating interventions, the focus is education and behavioural change. Consequently a key objective of the RLSSWA is to ensure Western Australians recognise and have the ability to perform a basic aquatic rescue and possess resuscitation skills/competence as an essential life skill. In Western Australia this is particularly critical as our climate, lifestyle and access to waterways encourages high levels of participation and exposure.
A key strategy in achieving this objective is the recognition of aquatic rescue and resuscitation events. The RLSSWA believes that acknowledgement of the selfless effort by a member of the community to attempt an aquatic rescue and resuscitate is essential for the act to be reconciled by the person as the appropriate action.
A secondary strategy is the presentation of awards. The presentation of the award will create awareness of incidents where possessing the knowledge and skills of aquatic rescue and resuscitation can save lives.
Nominations can be made by anyone who has information about the incident, anytime of the year. Individuals can be nominated for brave acts that occur in any environment and those who have demonstrated use of qualifications such as resuscitation awards, senior first aid, bronze medallion, pool lifeguard etc.
The Royal Life Saving Society WA Western Power Honours Awards Committee assesses each nomination and award acts that meet one of the five criteria.
Every action is courageous, just as the person behind the action. So why not become a part of something inspiring. For more information please download the nomination form below: