Drowning Prevention News

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Event Designed to Reduce Injuries in Hawai‘i Oahu Veterans Center Sunday, Nov. 17, 11 am – 2 pm HONOLULU – Survivors and family members of those who have sustained a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury will share their firsthand experiences at an educational event on Sunday, Nov. ...
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The Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch joins others across the nation as the U.S. Senate dedicates SEPTEMBER as SPINAL CORD INJURY AWARENESS MONTH.  Other things can be done to help raise awareness about spinal cord injuries: How to Raise Awareness During Spinal Cord Injury Month Wear a Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Ribbon Raise ...
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Take the SNORKEL SAFETY SURVEY  First-hand knowledge from those who have experienced difficulty while snorkeling is the most valuable source of information The HAWAII LIFEGUARD ASSOCIATION, in cooperation with the State of Hawaii Department of Health, the four County First Responder and Emergency Medical Service agencies, the Honolulu Medical Examiner Office, and the Hawaii Tourism ...
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Ocean experts gather in Honolulu for Hawai‘i Beach Safety Week July 21-27, 2019 State of Hawai‘i ocean safety and drowning prevention conference Honolulu, HI: Ocean Safety experts, first responders, medical and healthcare professionals, public health practitioners, visitor industry officials and interested parties will gather in Honolulu during Hawaii Beach Safety Week, July 21-27, 2019 Governor ...
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The 2019 State of Hawaii Drowning Prevention and Ocean Safety Conference will be held on July 26, 2019 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Topics include a panel on Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Weather Patterns: Effects on Ocean Safety, Lifeguard Systems, Snorkeling Safety Study Update, Epidemiology of  Statewide Drowning and Injuries and much more! Registration fee ...
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Bridget Velasco, MPH, PT— Drowning and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Coordinator The Hawaii Drowning and Aquatic Injury Prevention Advisory Committee, coordinated by the EMS and Injury Prevention System Branch of the DOH has partnered with the Hawaii Tourism Authority for a statewide summer drowning prevention campaign themed “Respect Our Ocean; Know Your Limits”. Starting in June, ...
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Four 15 second ocean safety videos, produced by Visitor Video with support from Honolulu City and County Ocean Safety and Hawaii DOH EMSPISB recently began showing in 20,000 hotel rooms across the state.

The 2017 State of Hawaii Drowning Prevention and Ocean Safety Conference “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Life guarding on Oahu” will be held on July 27-28, 2017 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Topics include The Impact of Global Warming on Hawaii Beaches, Snorkeling Related Drownings in Hawaii, Spinal Cord Injuries in the Aquatic Environment and ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2016                                                                                               16-027 NEW AIRPORT SIGNAGE DIRECTS TRAVELLERS TO BEACH SAFETY ADVICE Website Offers Updated Conditions at Beaches Statewide HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with the City & County of Honolulu; the Counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui; Hawaiian Lifeguard Association (HLA), Department of ...
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Dangerous paradise  Rising flash-flooding incidents, ocean deaths point to need for better visitor safety education Flash floods stranded 20 hikers last month on the Commando and Bamboo trails in East Maui, including one man who was caught on camera being swept 30 feet down the side of a waterfall. The video went viral on YouTube ...
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