If I was a Lifeguard, no one would be rescued because swimmers would be waving for help and due to my extreme social behavior, I would be waving back. Thank goodness for Hawaii County Lifeguard, Rick L. Losman. I got to sit with Rick and interview him about life as a Lifeguard and being frugal with hand gestures.
What was your inspiration to become a Lifeguard for Hawaii County?
That would be in 1995, when I was living in Lapahoehoe and I was blessed to have an old Hawaiian man as a neighbor. He had asked to kokua (help) paint the swimming pool roof. (Laughing) Being from the mainland I didn’t know what that (kokua) meant. The Lifeguard at the time Ms. Bowman was holding a CPR and lifeguarding class and invited me to take the course. I didn’t want to at the time, but I showed up that night. Later I took the test and got a phone call saying you’re hired for the summer of ’96. And I’ve been a Lifeguard since.
Roughly how many rescues have you done? Continue reading The Lifesaving Q&A With Hawaii County Lifeguard, Rick L. Losman