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SO OTHERS MAY LIVE. COAST GUARD´S RESCUE SWIMMERS:SAVING LIVES, DEFYING DEATH

9781599211596

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MARTHA J. LAGUARDIA-KOTITE

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Alto24 cm.
Ancho17 cm.
EditorialThe lyon press
Año publicacion2008
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EncuadernacionRustica
IdiomaIngles

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So Others May Live is the untold story of the history of the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescue swimmer. There are twelve heroic stories which chronicle a representation of the greatest maritime rescues attempted since the inception of the program in 1985. These feats, told through the eyes of the hero, reveal an understanding of how and why the rescuer, with flight crew assistance, risks his or her life to reach out to save a stranger. The events unfold in diverse geographic areas and environments: oceans, hurricanes, oil rigs, caves, sinking vessels, floods, Niagara Falls and in the aftermath of one of our countries worst natural disasters, Hurricane Katrina.

Working in conjunction with the Coast Guard Foundation, the former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Governor Tom Ridge has penned a foreword for this book.

These events are true and classified as legitimate by the top rescue swimmers in the business. They support these accounts as being illustrative of the best of the best. This collection includes the story of the first woman rescue swimmer (in all the military services), the first Distinguished Flying Cross awarded to a swimmer and real cases that became catalysts for equipment changes and mandatory training scenarios implemented later in the Advanced Rescue Swimmer School. These stories reveal for the first time how swimmers deal with their own, raw feelings and emotional distress following difficult or tragic cases. Now, instead of leaving the service, they are assisted through their recovery by Critical Incident Stress Management counselors and return to work.

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SO OTHERS MAY LIVE. COAST GUARD´S RESCUE SWIMMERS:SAVING LIVES, DEFYING DEATH

SO OTHERS MAY LIVE. COAST GUARD´S RESCUE SWIMMERS:SAVING LIVES, DEFYING DEATH

MARTHA J. LAGUARDIA-KOTITE

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