Drowning Prevention and Awareness This Summer

Every year more than 400 deaths are caused by accidental drowning in open waters. Drowning is the third highest cause of death in children and claims the lives of at least 360,000 people worldwide each year!

The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSSUK) promote water safety to aid the reduction of drowning incidents by promoting a national campaign called... more

York Lifesaving Competition 5th October 2013!

We are extremely proud to announce York’s very own lifesaving competition will be held at Energise leisure facility on 5th October 2013 (6.00pm – 9.00pm).

The Sport and Active Leisure Team from the City of York Council and Ebor Lifesaving Club invite you to enter a team/s in the York Lifesaving Competition 2013.

We aim to get local groups of volunteer and professional lifeguards form pools in the York area to come along for a fun but competitive event to raise the profile of... more

July NPLQ Course

Our lifeguard trainers Adam and Craig are half way through our July National Pool Lifeguard Course at Energise in York. Our group of candidates are learning new skills with each session they attend. Many people think that you attend a lifeguard course just to learn how  to perform rescues however we teach lifeguards how to prevent accidents and incidents occurring along with many other important skills.

Our next pool lifeguard course in York will also be held at Energise at the end of... more

Laerdal Manikins at Fantastic Prices!

Laerdal CPR manikins are perfect for lifeguard trainers to use when teaching CPR skills. Laerdal products are great value, durable and easy to maintain. Don't be tempted to buy cheap imitation products as with most things you will probably buy twice! First Rescue Training & Supplies Limited is an authorised Laerdal distributor and offer the full product range on-line at great prices. For a limited period if you purchase a... more

Lifeguard Job Opportunities in York

Already a lifeguard or want to gain a lifeguard qualification?  There are current job opportunities available in York at Energise Leisure Facility -

Energise are looking for a number of highly motivated leisure assistants to work daytime, evenings and weekends to cover a wide ranging activity programme including there Hydrotherapy pool. Normal duties include: lifeguarding the... more

Drowning Prevention Week 22nd - 30th June 2013

Did you know that drowning cauases more than 400 deaths per year in the UK? Its the third highest cause of death in children and claims over 400,000 lives per year worldwide. Get involved with drowning prevention week and raise awareness.

Learning how to use an AED is safe and simple

All students that attend our lifeguard courses in York are trained how to operate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as standard. At First Rescue Training & Supplies Ltd we feel it is important that everybody should learn how simple it is to use an AED. Our experienced trainers will put you at ease and guide... more

Need a defib for your leisure centre?

If you are considering buying an AED for your leisure centre then visit www.defibwarehouse.co.uk for the best advice, choice and value for money. Ensure that if you buy an AED for a pool environment that it has a good IP rating (IP rating stands for ingress protection). The model shown in our picture is a... more

On-going Lifeguard Training in York (Open bookings)

Are you a qualified lifeguard and need to attend on-going regular training sessions? You can now book a block os 5 x 2hr sessions for just £35 + vat per person but be quick as places are limited. Our on-going sessions take place on the second Friday of each month at Energise (7.30pm - 9.30pm) Bookings can be made at www.firstrescuetraining.co.uk

Our video suite is now available!!!

Exciting news!!! Our new video suite is now up and running for you to use. With new clips been made available on a regular basis. To access this section click on the 'useful information' button on the toolbar then select 'video gallery' or click here.

This facility is perfect for helping qualified lifeguards maintain their competency levels between on-going training sessions as the videos of different Rescue Techniques can be viewed... more

New Partnership with Ebor Lifesaving Club and Energise York

First Rescue Training & Supplies Limited is pleased to announce our new partnership with Energise leisure centre and the Ebor Lifesaving Club York, North Yorkshire.
From April 2013 we will be running regular RLSS Pool Lifeguard courses at Energise in York and monthly on-going training sessions. The monthly on-going training sessions will allow the lifesaving club... more

Over 3,300 pools, Zero reported drownings in 2012

A full year has passed with no reported drownings in the 3000+ public swimming pools in the UK. The Royal Lifesaving Society UK recently published this figure in an article in the January 2013 issue of the official Lifesavers magazine.

This... more