B. Christmas Brewster

Contact Information

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Grand Knight in the Order of Lifesaving

International Life Saving Federation

 

Life Member

United States Lifesaving Association

California Surf Lifesaving Association

 

Roles in Lifesaving

Written Work

Lectures and Presentations

News Media

Education and Awards

Meeting Attendance

Expert Services

 

 

 

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Roles in Lifesaving

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President of the Americas Region and Vice-President, International Life Saving Federation: ILS is the world’s international organization of lifesavers, promoting world water safety through a wide variety of initiatives. ILS promotes drowning prevention efforts, sets international lifesaving standards, conducts the biennial World Lifesaving Championships, and hosts lifesaving conferences. The President of the Americas Region oversees ILS activities throughout the Western Hemisphere (including North, Central, South America, the Caribbean, and Hawaii). (1995 – present)

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Liaison Officer (2015 – present), Editor, American Lifeguard Magazine (2015 – present) President (2003 – 2105), United States Lifesaving Association: USLA is America's nonprofit, professional association of beach lifeguards and open water rescuers. USLA works to reduce the incidence of death and injury in the aquatic environment through public education, national lifeguard standards, training programs, promotion of high levels of lifeguard readiness, and other means. USLA provides the Lifeguard Agency Certification Program, Aquatic Agency Response Team program, www.usla.org website, and conducts the annual USLA National Lifeguard Championships. USLA is the USA’s Full Member to the International Life Saving Federation.

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Commissioner of Lifesaving, International Life Saving Federation - The ILS Lifesaving Commission seeks to reduce the incidence of drowning and other aquatic injuries throughout the world: through the development of organized lifesaving in areas of the world where it does not exist; support for existing lifesaving organizations; support for standardized public information and education; tracking the incidence of drowning throughout the world and publishing this data; development and identification of best medical practices; reviewing, identification, and development of best practices in rescue; and identification of best practices in the training, staffing, and equipping of lifesavers. The Lifesaving Commission included the Rescue Committee, Development Committee, World Drowning Report Committee, Education Committee, and Medical Committee. The Commissioner chairs a commission composed of the chairs of each of the committees and oversees its work. (September 2004 – 2008)

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Lifeguard Chief (retired), San Diego Lifeguard Service and (concurrently) Harbormaster, Mission Bay. Employees: 240 approximately. Annual budget: $10 million. Agency responsibilities include water rescue of swimmers, marine firefighting, law enforcement via citation and arrest, coastal cliff rescue, swiftwater rescue (flood rescue), ocean rescue of boaters up to three miles offshore, staffing of a 24-hour dispatch center with full 9-1-1 capabilities, and public safety education programs. Responsibilities included participating in citywide labor negotiations, membership on the City Labor Advisory Committee, drafting five state legislative bills involving lifeguard and boating safety related issues ultimately enacted into California law -- including the California Boating Safety Act of 1999 -- and presiding over a biennial citizen committee to help develop boating safety and water use policies. January 1988 – September 2001 (Lifeguard Lieutenant 1986 – 1988; Lifeguard Sergeant 1985 – 1986; Lifeguard 1979 – 1985).

Co-Founder and Moderator, Water Safety USA: Water Safety USA is a roundtable of equals composed of longstanding national nonprofit and governmental organizations with a strong record of providing drowning prevention and water safety programs, including public education. It exists to empower people with resources, information, and tools to safely enjoy and benefit from our nation’s aquatic environments. (2014 – present)

Co-Founder and Member, United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition: This collaborative effort of the American Red Cross, United States Lifesaving Association and YMCA of the USA seeks to research, identify and promote evidence-based standards for lifeguarding. (2006 – present)

Chair, National Certification Committee, United States Lifesaving Association: This committee sets national standards for lifeguards and lifeguard organizations. The committee developed the first national certification program covering both inland and surf beaches. (1992 – 2005)

International Life Saving Federation Liaison to the World Congress on Drowning 2002: Amsterdam, The Netherlands: This international conference on drowning was sponsored by the oldest society on drowning in the world and identified key issues in the prevention, rescue and treatment of drowning worldwide. (1999 – 2002)

Chair, Rescue Task Force, World Congress on Drowning 2002: See details above.

Liaison Officer, United States Lifesaving Association: This position involves interface between USLA and the other national lifesaving federations of the world. (2000 – 2003)

Member, State of California Boating Safety Advisory Committee, California Department of Boating and Waterways: This committee was mandated by state law to recommend enhancements to California boating law. (1998)

Chair, Textbook Committee, United States Lifesaving Association: This committee developed The United States Lifesaving Association Manual of Open Water Lifesaving and will be used to consider revisions. (1994 – present)

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President, California Surf Lifesaving Association: The Southwest Region of the United States Lifesaving Association. CSLSA includes beach lifesavers from Hawaii, California, and Arizona. (1993 – 1997)

Past-President/Advisor, California Surf Lifesaving Association. (1997 – 1999)

Chair, Government Seminar Planning Committee, LEAD San Diego: A local group which seeks to mentor leadership in the community. As an alumnus, I was asked to conduct this seminar. (1992)

Member, County of San Diego Earthquake Preparedness Committee: Appointed by County Supervisor (later Mayor) Susan Golding. (1986 – 1990)

Member, Torrey Pines Beach Task Force: Appointed by the San Diego City Council to help plan a future for this unique and sensitive beach area. (1983 – 1984)

Ski Patrol, Vail, Colorado. (1981 – 1985)

Mountain Host, Vail, Colorado. (1977 – 1981)

 

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Written Work

Chapter Author, The History of Beach Lifeguarding, The Science of Beach Lifeguarding, M. Tipton and Adam Wooler (eds.), CRC Press 2015

Chapter Co-Author, Legal Claims in Drowning Cases, Drowning: Prevention, Rescue, Treatment, J. Bierens (ed.), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Chapter Author, Lifesaving Organisations: Paid or Volunteers?, Drowning: Prevention, Rescue, Treatment, J. Bierens (ed.), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Co-Author, Comment on Rip current related drowning deaths and rescues in Australia 2004–2011, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 14, 2203-2204, 2014

Reviewer and Contributing Editor, On the Guard – The YMCA Lifeguard Manual, (2011)

Contributor, International Task Force on Open Water Drowning Prevention (2011)

Elevating Research Standards, International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 5(4), 376 (November 2011)

Rip Current Misunderstandings, Natural Hazards, 55(2), 161-162 (November 2010)

Co-Author, Aquatic Safety Assessment & Recommendations for Brevard County, Florida (March 2008)

Co-Author, Aquatic Safety Assessment & Recommendations for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (February 2008)

Contributor, Preventing Disease Through Healthy Environments, World Health Organization (2006)

Contributor, Guidelines for Safe Recreational Water Environments, Volume 2, Swimming Pools and Similar Environments, World Health Organization (2006)

Contributor, Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, Schwartz (Ed.), Springer (2005)

Editor, Open Water Lifesaving – The United States Lifesaving Association Manual (2003)

Primary Author, Warning Flags, a Position Statement of the United States Lifesaving Association (2002)

Primary Author, Shark Bite Prevention and Response, a Position Statement of the United Sates Lifesaving Association (2002)

Contributor, Lifeguard Effectiveness – A Report of a Working Group, Branch, CM, Stewart S. (Eds.), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (2001)

Contributor, Guidelines for Safe Recreational Water Environments, Volume 1, Coastal and Fresh Waters, World Health Organization (2003)

Author, California Boating Safety Act of 1999 (Assembly Bill 1287)

Editor, The United States Lifesaving Association Manual of Open Water Lifesaving (1995)

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Editor, Guidelines for Open Water Lifeguard Training and Standards (1993)

Editor, Guidelines for Training and Standards of Aquatic Rescue Response Teams (1996)

Editor, International Medical-Rescue Conference Proceedings, International Life Saving Federation (1997)

Editor, United States Lifesaving Association Website (USLA.ORG) (1997 – 2004)

Editor, International Life Saving Federation World Wide Web Site (ILSF.ORG) (1999 – 2004)

Contributing Author, Better Beaches - Management of Safe and Enjoyable Swimming Beaches; Griffiths (Ed.) (1999)

Writer and Narrator, You're the Lifeguard, televised public service announcement (1996, 2000)

Managing Editor, US Lifesaving Magazine 1982 - 1983

Articles and Letters, New York Newsday, Aquatics International, Emergency Magazine, Fire Rescue, American Lifeguard Magazine, and others

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Selected Lectures and Presentations

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The History of Beach Lifeguarding, World Conference on Drowning Prevention, Penang, Malaysia (October 2015)

Rip Current Prediction Modeling and Lifesaving, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Hazards Resilience Workshop, Suffolk, Virginia (April 2015)

Lifeguard Strategies for Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico (January 2015)

50th Anniversary Retrospective, United States Lifesaving Association, Huntington Beach, California (April 2014)

Lifeguard Agency Certification, Massachusetts Recreation and Parks Association State Conference, Hyannis, Massachusetts (March 2013)

International Life Saving, Congreso Inernacional de Salvamento Acuatico, Isla de Margarita Venezuela (June 2012)

Lifeguard Standards Coalition, Royal Spanish Lifesaving Federation, Alicante, Spain (September 2011)

International Life Saving Strategies, National Drowning Prevention Alliance, Orange County, California (March 2008)

American Lifesaving, International Life Saving Conference, Geelong, Australia (February 2006)Congreso Inernacional de Salvamento Acuatico, YMCA of Caracas, Vargas State, Venezuela (October 2004)

International Scientific Conference, Voluntary Water Rescue Service In Uniting Europe, Polish Lifesaving Federation, Sondomierz, Poland (October 2004)

Congressi Internazionali (Co-Chair, Modern Techniques of Water Accident Prevention and Rescue; Presenter, Specialized Rescue Equipment: Jet Ski), Viareggio, Italy (September 2004)

International Lifesaving Symposium, Duetsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft (German Lifesaving Federation), Bad Nenndorf, Germany (October 2003)

Reducing Childhood Drowning through Timely and Effective Rescue, Water Safety and the Prevention of Childhood Unintentional Drowning Injuries, Hellenic Society for Social Pediatrics and Health Promotion, Athens, Greece (May 2003)

Shark Attacks – A Lifeguard’s View, A Sea Grant and University of Florida conference (June 2002)

Sharks and the Media – Chair of a Panel Discussion, United States Lifesaving Association Educational Conference, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (November 2001)

After Hours Response Teams – Member of a Discussion Panel, United States Lifesaving Association Educational Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (May 2001)

International Conference on Safety in Transportation, Telese Terme, Italy (February 2001)

Congress on Water Safety: Santander, Spain (December 1999)

Monterey County Beach Safety Forum (keynote speaker): Monterey, California (October 1999)

Project Wipeout: Orange County, California (June 1999)

California Parks Conference: San Mateo, California (March 1999)

National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, San Diego (September 1998)

Congreso Internacional de Salvamento Acuatico II: Mar del Plata, Argentina (October 1997)

Master of Ceremonies, International Boating and Water Safety Summit (April 1997)

Congreso Internacional de Salvamento Acuatico: Buenos Aires, Argentina (October 1996)

World Congress for Safety of Life at Sea: Genoa, Italy (April 1996)

Signs of the Times, A Beach Signage Workshop: Honolulu, Hawaii (April 1995)

Symposium on Beach Lifeguarding, Royal Life Saving Society: London, England (March 1994)

National Recreation & Park Assn, National Pool & Aquatic Conference: Mesa, Arizona (February 1994)

National Recreation & Park Assn, Congress for Recreation & Parks: San Jose, California (October 1993)

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Media References, Quotes and Appearances

ABC News 20/20

American Lifeguard Magazine*

Associated Press*

Atlanta Constitution

BBC Radio*

Christian Science Monitor*

CNN*

Conde Nast Traveler

Good Morning America

Florida Sun Sentinel

Inside Edition

la Repubblica (Rome)

Los Angeles Times*

Men’s Health

National Public Radio

New York Newsday*

New York Times*

The O'Reilly Factor

Pensacola News Journal San Diego

Union Tribune*

San Francisco Examiner*

Surfer Magazine*

Travel Holiday magazine

USA Today*

Web MD (webcast)

[*Indicates multiple instances]

 

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Education, Memberships and Awards

25 Most Influential Aquatics Professionals Over the Past 25 Years - Aquatics International Magazine 2013

Gold Medal – Deutshe Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschafte e.V. (German Lifesaving Federation) - 2012

Paragon Award – International Swimming Hall of Fame - 2011

Emergency Medical Technician – 1980 - 2009

25 Most Influential Aquatics Professionals - Aquatics International Magazine 2005

Award of Merit, United States Lifesaving Association - 2004

Higgins and Langley International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Swiftwater Rescue - 2003

First Annual Humanitarian Lifesaving Award, United States Lifesaving Association Southeast Region – 2002

Life Member United States Lifesaving Association - 2001

Life Member California Surf Lifesaving Association - 2001

Award of Merit - The National Water Safety Congress - 2000

Special Commendation - Governor Pete Wilson – 1994

City of San Diego - Management Academy - 1988

LEAD San Diego - Class of 1987

Special Commendation - San Diego County Board of Supervisors - 1987

Citizen of the Year - City Club of San Diego - 1984

Lifeguard of the Year - San Diego Lifeguard Service – 1984

University of Colorado - Bachelor of Science, Journalism - 1980

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Meetings, Seminars and Events Attended or Presided Over

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Presiding Officer, Waikoloa, Hawaii – November 2015

International Life Saving Federation Board of Directors meeting, Penang, Malaysia – October 2015

Water Safety USA, Moderator, Scottsdale, AZ – October 2015

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Presiding Officer, South Padre Island, Texas – April 2015

Puerto Rico Lifesaving Development Mission, Coordinator, San Juan, Puerto Rico – January 2015

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Presiding Officer, Virginia Beach, Virginia – November 2014

International Life Saving Federation Board of Directors meeting, Montpellier, France – September 2014

Water Safety USA, Moderator, Portland, OR – October 2014

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Presiding Officer, Huntington Beach, California – April 2014

Water Safety USA, inaugural meeting, Moderator, Washington, D.C. – February 2014

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Presiding Officer, Hyannis Massachusetts – November 2013

International Life Saving Federation Board of Directors meeting, Potsdam, Germany – October 2013

World Conference on Drowning Prevention, Postdam, Germany – October 2013

National Weather Service Rip Current Reporting meeting, Silver Springs, Maryland – May 2013

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Presiding Officer, Santa Rosa, California – April 2013

International Life Saving Federation Board of Directors meeting, Leuven, Belgium – April 2013

International Life Saving Federation Board of Directors meeting, Adelaide, Australia – November 2012

International Life Saving Federation General Assembly, Adelaide, Australia – November 2012

Second International Rip Current Symposium, Sydney, Australia – October 2012

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Presiding Officer, Minneapolis, Minnesota – October 2012

Venezuela Lifesaving Seminar and Training, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela – June 2012

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Huntington Beach, California – April 2012

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Presiding Officer, Miami, Florida  – April 2012

International Life Saving Federation Board of Directors meeting, Toronto, Canada – April 2012

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Presiding Officer, Makena, Hawaii – November 2011

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Pomona, California – November 2011

United States Navy Waterfront Safety Working Group, San Diego, California – July 2011

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Presiding Officer, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina – April 2011

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, El Segundo, California – April 2011

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Presiding Officer, Portland, Oregon – November 2010

International Life Saving Federation Board of Directors meeting, Alexandria, Egypt – October 2010

National Recreation and Parks Association, Aquatic Safety Conference, Houston, Texas – March 2010

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Presiding Officer. Galveston, Texas – April 2010

California Surf Life Saving Association, Board of Directors meeting. San Clemente, California – April 2010

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Presiding Officer. Williamsburg, Virginia – November 2009

California Surf Life Saving Association, Board of Directors meeting. San Diego, California – October 2009

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting. Madrid, Spain – September 2009

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Presiding Officer. Monterey, California – April 2009

California Surf Life Saving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Castaic, California – April 2009

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting. Bad Nenndorf, Germany – February 2009

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Presiding Officer. Cocoa Beach, Florida – November 2008

United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition. Co-organizer. Colorado Springs, Colorado – October 2008

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting and General Assembly. Berlin, Germany – July 2008

International Boating and Water Safety Summit. San Diego, California – April 2008

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Presiding Officer. Kauai, Hawaii – April 2008

California Surf Life Saving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Long Beach, California – April 2008

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting. Beijing, China – February 2008

United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition. Co-organizer. San Luis Obispo, California – December 2007

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Presiding Officer. Charlotte, South Carolina – November 2007

California Surf Life Saving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Newport Beach, California – October 2007

World Water Safety 2007. Co-organizer. Porto, Portugal – September 2007

International Life Saving Federation Lifesaving Commission. Presiding Officer. Porto, Portugal – September 2007

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting. Porto, Portugal – September 2007

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Presiding Officer. Chicago, IL – April 2007

United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition. Co-organizer. Valhalla, NY – December 2006

International Life Saving Federation Lifesaving Commission. Presiding Officer. Dublin, Ireland – November 2006

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Presiding Officer. Lake Tahoe, NV – November 2006

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting Leuven, Belgium – September 2006

California Boating Safety Meeting (hosted by the California Department of Boating and Waterways). Los Angeles, California – July 2006

United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition meeting. St. Louis, Missouri – May 2006

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Presiding Officer. Annapolis, Maryland – April 2006

California Surf Life Saving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Huntington Beach, California – April 2006

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting Geelong, Australia – February 2006

International Life Saving Federation, Lifesaving Commission. Presiding Officer. Geelong, Australia – February 2006

Hong Kong Lifesaving Society Golden Jubilee Celebration and Technical Conference. Hong Kong – November 2005

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Presiding Officer. Dana Point, California – November 2005

California Surf Life Saving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Santa Clarita, California – October 2005

American Red Cross, USLA, YMCA of the USA Coalition Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada – October 2005

National Association for Search and Rescue Aquatic Summit, Oakland, California – May 2005

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Presiding Officer and Chair, National Certification Committee. Miami Beach, Florida – May 2005

California Surf Life Saving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Seal Beach, California – April 2005

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting, Bad Nenndorf, Germany – February 2005

International Life Saving Federation, Lifesaving Commission. Presiding Officer. Bad Nenndorf, Germany – February 2005

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Presiding Officer and Chair, National Certification Committee. Galveston, TX – November 2004

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting and General Assembly, Viareggio, Italy – September 2004

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Presiding Officer and Chair, National Certification Committee. San Francisco, CA – April 2004

International Life Saving Federation Board of Directors meeting, Egypt – February 2004

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Chair, National Certification Committee, Chair, National Textbook Committee, Chair, Website Committee. Red Bank, NJ – November 2003

German Life Saving Federation, 90th Anniversary Celebration and Lifesaving Congress. Speaker – Beach Lifesaving in America. Bad Nenndorf, Germany – October 2003

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Chair, National Certification Committee, Chair, National Textbook Committee, Chair, Website Committee. Honolulu, HI – May 2003

International Life Saving Federation Board of Directors meeting, St. Lucia – May 2003

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Chair, National Certification Committee, Chair, National Textbook Committee, Chair, Website Committee. Chicago, Illinois – November 2002

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Del Mar, California – October 2002

Organizing Committee, USLA 2002 National Lifeguard Championships, San Diego, California – August 2002

International Life Saving Federation Board of Directors meeting, Daytona Beach, Florida – May 2002

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Chair, National Certification Committee. Daytona Beach, Florida – May 2002

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Camp Pendleton, California – May 2002

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification and National Textbook Committees. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – November 2001

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Los Angeles, California – October 2001

International Life Saving Federation Board of Directors meeting, Broadbeach, Australia – September 2001

World Congress on Drowning Organizing Committee, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – June 2001

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification and National Textbook Committees. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – May 2001

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Santa Cruz, California – April 2001

Safety Training for Remote Aquatic Environments National Meeting, Cambridge, Massachusetts – April 2001

Lifesaving Society of Canada, National Strategic Planning Meeting, Toronto, Canada – February 2001

United States Lifesaving Association, Textbook Committee meeting (Chair), Austin, Texas – January 2001

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting, Leuven, Belgium – December 2000

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification and National Textbook Committees. Newport Beach, California – November 2000

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Carlsbad, California – October 2000

Organizing Committee, USLA 2000 National Lifeguard Championships – August 2000

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification and National Textbook Committees. Hollywood, Florida – May 2000

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, San Clemente, California – April 2000

International Life Saving Federation, General Assembly, Sydney, Australia – March 2000

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting, Sydney, Australia – March 2000

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification and National Textbook Committees. New Orleans, Louisiana – November 1999

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Mission Viejo, California – October 1999

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting, Worthing, United Kingdom – September 1999

International Life Saving Federation, Goal Setting Workshop, Montreal, Canada – May 1999

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification and National Textbook Committees. Santa Rosa, California – May 1999

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Long Beach, California – April 1999

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification and National Textbook Committees. Norfolk, Virginia – November 1998

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting, Newport Beach, California – October 1998

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting, Bad Nenndorf, Germany – September 1998

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification and National Textbook Committees. Avalon, California – May 1998

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Hermosa Beach, California -- April 1998

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting and General Assembly. Auckland, New Zealand – February 1998

International Life Saving Federation, Publication Committee (presiding officer) and discussions with Mosby Lifeline regarding international lifesaving textbook publications. New York, NY – December 1997

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification and National Textbook Committee. Atlantic City, New Jersey – November 1997

California Surf Lifesaving Association Board of Directors meeting (presiding officer). Camp Pendleton, California – October 1998

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting (meeting organizer). San Diego, California – September 1997

International Life Saving Federation, International Medical/Rescue Conference. September 1997

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification and National Textbook Committee. Austin, Texas – May 1997

International Boating and Water Safety Summit (Master of Ceremonies). San Diego, California – April 1997

California Surf Lifesaving Association Board of Directors meeting (presiding officer). Huntington Beach, California – April 1997

International Life Saving Federation, Editorial Board. Leuven, Belgium – March 1997

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification and National Textbook Committee. Reno, Nevada – November 1996

California Surf Lifesaving Association Board of Directors meeting (presiding officer). Ventura, California – November 1996

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting. Durban, South Africa -- May 1996

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification and National Textbook Committee. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida -- April 1996

International Swimming Hall of Fame, International Drowning Symposium, The Etiology of Drowning with Perspectives in Intervention and Prevention. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida -- April 1996

California Surf Lifesaving Association Board of Directors meeting (presiding officer). Laguna Beach, California -- April 1996

National Aquatic Summit. Washington, DC -- February 1996

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting. Leuven, Belgium -- November 1995

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification and National Textbook Committee. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina -- November 1995

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting (presiding officer). Newport Beach, California -- October 1995

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting (presiding officer). Santa Cruz, California -- April 1995

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification Committee and National Textbook Committee. Alexandria, Virginia -- May 1995

Signs of the Times, A Beach Signage Workshop. Honolulu, Hawaii -- April 1995

International Life Saving Federation, Board of Directors meeting. Leuven, Belgium -- February 1995

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar (meeting organizer). Chair, National Certification Committee and National Textbook Committee. San Diego, California -- November 1994

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting (presiding officer). San Clemente, California -- October 1994

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification Committee and National Textbook Committee. Seattle, Washington -- May 1994

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting (presiding officer and meeting organizer). Rosarito Beach, Mexico -- April 1994

United States Lifesaving Association National Textbook Committee (presiding officer and meeting organizer). Chicago, Illinois -- February 1994

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification Committee. Chicago, Illinois -- November 1993

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Seal Beach, California -- October 1993

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification Committee. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida -- May 1993

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Valencia, California -- April 1993

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Chair, National Certification Committee. Corpus Christi, Texas -- November 1992

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Oceanside, California -- October 1992

United States Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting and Educational Seminar. Daytona Beach, Florida -- May 1992

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Santa Barbara, California -- April 1992

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Newport Beach, California -- October 1991

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting (meeting organizer). San Diego, California -- April 1991

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Santa Cruz, California -- October 1990

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Lake Castaic, California -- April 1990

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Huntington Beach, California -- October 1989

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Marina Del Rey, California -- April 1989

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Huntington Beach, California -- October 1988

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Laguna Beach, California -- April 1988

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Newport Beach, California -- October 1987

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Mission Viejo, California -- April 1987

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting (meeting organizer). San Diego, California -- October 1986

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Santa Cruz, California -- April 1986

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. San Diego, California -- October 1985

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Redondo Beach, California -- April 1985

California Surf Lifesaving Association, Board of Directors meeting. Huntington Beach, California -- April 1984

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Expert Services

B. Chris Brewster has provided expert services to municipalities considering provision of lifeguard services or adjustments to existing services. He has provided expert services to plaintiffs and defendants in legal cases involving drowning, beach and water injury, sand collapse, boating injury, and a variety of other circumstances related to his areas of expertise. These cases have included local, state, and federal court. Cases are considered on a selective basis.

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Contact Information

Email: “brewster” @ “lifesaver1.com”

Twitter: @uslifesaver

Phone: 1-619-807-7777

(USA California GMT – 8)

Fax: 1-858-581-1221