Posted by: njrigg | April 17, 2012

Mustang Survival Partners with Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards on Water Rescue Preparation and Awareness

Mustang Survival Partners with Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards on Water Rescue Preparation and Awareness at FDIC


April 17, 2012 (Bellingham, WA) – Mustang Survival will be supporting the Higgins and Langley Memorial and Education Fund at the 2012 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) to bring awareness about the increased need for water rescue professional education and preparedness. This annual industry conference and exhibit focuses on educating firefighters and water rescue professionals on the latest topics in the industry.

The Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards honor outstanding achievement in swift water and flood rescue. The fund recognizes preparedness, teamwork, and a job well done, often under extreme conditions, and promotes training, which is vital to the success of rescue missions, as well as the safety of rescue personnel and the victims.

The awards were established in 1993 by members of the Swift Water Rescue Committee of the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) in honor of Earl Higgins, a writer and filmmaker who lost his life in 1980 while rescuing a child who was swept down the flood-swollen Los Angeles River, and Jeffrey Langley, a Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighter-paramedic, who lost his life in a helicopter incident in 1993.

“We are extremely proud to be supporting the Higgins and Langley Memorial Foundation and its mission to recognize water rescue professionals and provide them and their families with the education and support they need,” comments Dave Abt, Business Development for Mustang Survival. “As a solution provider to this user community, this initiative is a great opportunity to show our support and help raise awareness about an issue close to our hearts – ensuring the safe return of rescue professionals and their victims.”

Mustang Survival will be showing in its booth the video Ready for the Storm, created by award-winning documentary filmmaker Nancy Rigg. Ready for the Storm won a Gold Award from the prestigious independent film and video competition Aurora Awards for the realistic documentation of swift water rescue professionals and the danger they face.

Mustang Survival will also be showcasing its latest water rescue solutions, including two new dry suits. Attendees can also see Mustang Survival’s Water Rescue Kit in action in the Grainger Industrial Supply booth #1341 on Friday, April 20 at 4:00 pm and Saturday, April 21, at 12:00 noon.

For more information, visit Mustang Survival in booth #536 or visit http://www.mustangsurvival.com. For more information about Higgins and Langley Memorial and Education Fund visit http://higginsandlangley.org.

About Mustang Survival

Mustang Survival has been providing lifesaving solutions for over 45 years. Through constant innovation and application of new technologies, Mustang is the leading supplier of quality flotation and hypothermia protection products to the most demanding users – from fishermen, sailors and commercial mariners to the Coast Guard, First Responders and fighter pilots.

Mustang Survival. We save lives for a living.

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