Welcome to Watersafe 2004.(introduction)

'Watersafe 2004' is a continuation of the efforts of the Fire Service National Water Working Group to promote good practice when dealing with rescues from water, and safe working near water. The WWG recognised very early in the development work that the practices and understanding were relevant for a wide range of agencies, not just the Fire Service. International events have added to the importance of this work and there is recognition that the capability will be improved for the future.

The Water Working Group continues to develop the guidance, standards and skill packages for improved operations and shall be issuing further guidance on a regular basis. The factors involved continually prove a challenge, but progress is being achieved. …

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