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This guide establishes a recommended procedure for a throwing rescue to ensure the safety of all water rescuers who may be involved in rescue techniques at a water rescue emergency.
This water rescue technique can be utilized from land, boat, or any stable platform.
All persons who are identified as water rescuers shall meet the requirements of this guide.
This guide is intended to assist government agencies, state, local, and regional organizations; fire departments; rescue teams and others who are responsible for establishing a minimum performance for personnel who respond to water emergencies.
The procedure outlined in the document may vary with the number and type of victims, and water conditions.
1.1 This guide covers the recommended procedures for throwing a water rescue throwbag.
1.2 This guide is one in a series of water rescue techniques for the water rescuer.
1.3 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 appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
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