Work Item
ASTM WK15283

New Guide for Guide for Using Whistle Signals During Water Rescue Operations

1. Scope

This guide covers the methodology for the use of whistles as a means of communication during water rescue operations. Water rescue operations include water emergencies at lakes, ponds, quarries, ice, river, flood, coastal, and other bodies of water.


Signal; Whistle


Several years ago the importance of a guide was brought to our attention and now lately with the Florida and Louisiana hurricanes where multiple agencies are responding to these emergencies the timing is relevant.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F32.02

Committee: F32

Staff Manager: Jamie Huffnagle

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-23-2007

Technical Contact: Emily King

Item: 001

Ballot: F32.02 (07-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item