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ASTM F1824-97(R2021) pdf free download

ASTM F1824-97(R2021) pdf free download.Standard Guide for Performance of a Water Rescuer—Level II
1. Scope
1.1 This guide covers minimum requirements for perfor- mance of a water rescuer who performs water rescues from the surface at lakes, ponds, quarries, and other similar bodies of water; assists with support for rescue divers; and provides initial patient care at a water emergency. 1.2 This guide is one of a series which, together with Guide F1739, describe the minimum performance requirements of a water rescuer. 1.3 Individuals who will operate in the water setting need to be aware of the equipment and physical requirements neces- sary to be able to perform all identified objectives and necessary skills in the setting. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appro- priate safety, health, and environmental practices and deter- mine the applicability ofregulatory limitations prior to use. 1.5 This international standard was developed in accor- dance with internationally recognized principles on standard- ization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recom- mendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
3. Terminology
3.1 Definitions: 3.1.1 drysuit, n—a protective suit that encompasses the wearer, prohibiting water from entering. 3.1.2 immersion suit, n—designed to provide cold water protection and buoyancy by one person in cold water emer- gencies. Discussion—These devices should conform to stan- dards set by the appropriate national regulatory authority, that is, the U.S. Coast Guard in the United States. 3.1.3 personal flotation device, PFD, n—a buoyant device suitable for use by one person in water emergencies. Discussion—These devices should conform to stan- dards set by the appropriate national regulatory authority, that is, the U.S. Coast Guard in the United States.
4. Significance and Use
4.1 This guide is to be used to expand the performance of water rescuers and improve the emergency response and patient care delivered to victims in the water and cold water environment at lakes, ponds, quarries, and similar bodies of water. 4.2 All persons who are identified as water rescuers shall meet the requirements of this guide. 4.3 This guide is not intended to be used in isolation, but as a component guide, acknowledging various types/conditions at water emergencies and many duties of response at these incidents. It also establishes a minimum scope of performance and encourages the addition of optional knowledge, skills, and attitudinal objectives. 4.4 This guide is not for ice, coastal, or river/swiftwater rescues. There will be additional standards to cover the specifics for those water characteristics. 4.5 This guide does not establish water rescue protocols for the pool, beach, or other area lifeguards. 4.6 This guide does not establish medical protocols, nor does it authorize invasive procedures without specific authori- zation and medical control. 4.7 This guide is intended to assist government agencies; state, local, or regional organizations; fire departments; marine patrols; rescue teams; and others who are responsible for establishing a minimum performance for personnel who re- spond to water emergencies. 4.8 A water rescuer shall be wearing a PFD, plus cold water protection when applicable.
5. Objectives
5.1 The water rescuer shall be able to perform the objectives in Guide F1739. 5.2 The water rescuer shall be able to perform the follow- ing: 5.2.1 Swim continuously 274.32 m (300 yd), 5.2.2 Perform a head-first surface dive, 5.2.3 Perform a feet-first surface dive, 5.2.4 Perform a stride jump entry, 5.2.5 Perform a compact jump entry, 5.2.6 Perform an unknown/hazard entry or ease in entry, 5.2.7 Perform the approach to victim utilizing a modified crawl or breast stroke and initiate a quick reverse, 5.2.8 Perform a swimming extension rescue with a rescue tube, type IV PFD, or other buoyant device, 5.2.9 Perform a double wrist grip escape, 5.2.10 Perform a front head hold escape, 5.2.11 Perform a rear head hold escape, 5.2.12 Perform an unconscious one-arm turn.

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