When your location is around water, a lifeguard is responsible for the safety of those in and around the water. Never underestimate how fast an accident can happen. A lifeguard's duty is to stand watch over the water hazard and ensure that cast and crew are safe from drowning.
A1 Lifeguards can not also be the "Set Medic". Accidents happen so quickly, especially when the water is unsupervised. While A1 Film Crew offers the service of a Lifeguard with EMT certification, this service is intended to provide a higher level of experience and capabilites than simply that of providing a lifeguard. Please keep this in mind and don't expect the lifeguard to leave the water supervision to tend to the first aid needs of the crew. Most union by-laws actually prohibit a lifeguard from performing EMT duties while engaged as a lifeguard. When in doubt, please hire both a Lifeguard and a Set Medic.
It is suggested to have a lifeguard on your filming location when Production is filming in or around a pool, lake, ocean, river or any other body of water more than 6 inches deep.
When filming underwater, Production needs A1 Rescue Divers (with scuba rescue certifications). The divers take responsibility to prevent and manage problems in the water. When filming underwater, the diver maintains an "eyes on" to monitor that all underwater participants are safe.
Lifeguards currently available in the following areas
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