(DBCH) has released its 2019 Drowning Prevention Seminars for Lifeguards schedule. For 29 years, the County has provided these seminars for lifeguards and residents to raise their awareness of what a swimmer in the process of drowning looks like.
“Drowning Prevention Seminars are available to anyone to learn how to quickly identify a swimmer in distress,” said DBCH Commissioner A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH. “Early identification is a critical component of saving people from drowning – Most drowning events occur when a distressed swimmer cannot call out for help because they are struggling to breathe.”
These seminars are open to lifeguards and persons who have supervision responsibilities for swimming activities, as well as members of the general public who are interested in increasing their knowledge regarding this important public health concern. All participants who successfully complete the program will be awarded a certificate of attendance.
The presentation will offer guidance for supervising swimmers, how to identify swimmers in distress, an informative video on drowning victim recognition, and a time to discuss lifeguard duties and responsibilities as they relate to DBCH regulations.
Seating for the seminars is limited. Residents can reserve a seat by e-mailing HealthInfo@DutchessNY.gov or calling the Department, Monday-Friday from 9AM to 5PM, at (845) 486-3470. Facilities interested in setting up a training session for lifeguards or members of a homeowners’ association may also contact the Department.
The Department kindly asks for any requests for information to be directed to the Department, not the seminar sites.
The schedule may also be found in the County’s website. Residents are encouraged to check back often, as additional dates may have been added or locations/times changed after publication.
DUTCHESS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF
BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH
DROWNING PREVENTION SEMINAR SCHEDULE – 2019
All seminars are free and open to the public. Registration is required.
RSVP to Donna at (845) 486-3470 at least 2 days prior to the event.
Please do not call the seminar site.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM
MIKE ARTEAGA’S HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER
234 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 3:30 PM
ALL SPORT FISHKILL
17 Old Main Street, Fishkill, 12524
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM
ANDERSON CENTER FOR AUTISM @ AUDITORIUM
4885 Route 9, Staatsburg, NY 12580
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM
TOWN OF PAWLING @ LAKESIDE PARK
2 Lakeside Park Drive, Pawling, NY 12564
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM
TOWN OF UNIONVALE @ TYMOR PARK
8 Tymor Road, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM
TOWN OF LAGRANGE @ FREEDOM PARK
212 Skidmore Road, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM
RED WING PARK @ EAST FISHKILL COMMUNITY CENTER
890 NY-82, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM
NORTHEAST-MILLERTON LIBRARY ANNEX
75 Main Street, Millerton, NY 12546
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM
22 Camp Ramapo Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM
BEEKMAN RECREATION PARK
Recreation Road (off Beekman Rd), Hopewell Jct, NY 12533
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 1:30 PM
CAMP YOUNG JUDAEA SPROUT LAKE
6 Sprout Lake Camp Road, Verbank, NY 12585
Monday, June 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM
UPWARD BOUND @ MARIST COLLEGE
LOWELL THOMAS SCREENING ROOM
3399 North Rd, Poughkeepsie NY 12601
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM
1562 Route 55, Lagrangeville, NY 12540