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  • 2017 International “Floodfighter” Emergency Management, Flood and Water Rescue Master Class Hosted by Charlotte Fire Department, USA

    In what has become a vital bi-annual SLSGB ‘International Floodfighters’ conference to showcase current best practice, review new techniques, equipment and emergency management guidance. This continues the highly successful series of Masterclass Conferences and Workshops, following an over twelve-year partnership programme of exchange visits of first responders and managers, including volunteers, from the UK, wider Europe, Australia and US.

  • WCDP2017 Registration Open and Call for Abstracts Released

    With the 2017 ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) one year away, delegates can now register online at This conference is a flagship educational event on the calendar of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS). It is a bi-annual opportunity to bring together the world’s foremost experts, research, systems and information on drowning prevention, rescue, lifesaving and water safety.

  • ILS Asia-Pacific Sport Development Workshop

    ILS Asia-Pacific is conducting a lifesaving sport workshop comprising a number of theory and practical sessions delivered by relevant experts in their fields and supported by emerging coaches targeted at beach/ocean lifesaving coaches. This project will be under the guidance and support of ILS Asia Pacific and its key developed Member Organisations.

  • New Member Federations

    During the recent meetings of the ILS Board and General Assembly in Eindhoven last month, eight new member federations were accepted into the ILS family as new members in various categories.

  • Lifesaving 2016 great success

    The last few weeks Eindhoven and Noordwijk were the place to be, during the World Championships Lifesaving 2016. Around 3700 Lifeguards competed in several categories for the medals. The organisation looks back on a great event!

  • New ILS Board - 2016 to 2020

    The ILS Board of Directors 2016-2020:

  • 2019 ILS World Conference on Drowning

    The 2019 ILS World Conference on Drowning will take place in Durban, South Africa, 8 to 10 October, preceded by the ILS Commission and Board of Directors meetings that will start on 4 October.

  • Dave Thompson Knight in the Order of Lifesaving

    Dave Thompson, member of Surf Life Saving Australia and Chair of the ILS Sport Commission became Knight in the Order of Lifesaving in 2015. He received his award at a special celebration organised for him during the ILS Gala Dinner on 5th September, at the occasion of the ILS Elective General Assembly and Lifesaving World Championships in the Netherlands.

  • Medal of Rescue Awarded

    At the occasion of the ILS meetings in Eindhoven, the following Medals of Rescue were awarded: