The Bronze Rescue awards strand teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of aquatic rescue education: judgement, knowledge, skills and fitness.
The central component of the Bronze Rescue program is the Bronze Medallion which has been operating for over 100 years with many Australians undertaking the program since commencement. The Bronze Medallion is considered the pinnacle of the awards in the community.
Lifesaving skills learnt and developed through the program are highly regarded in the community and may even lead to or enhance the chances of starting a career.
Survival & Rescue Skills Development
The program focuses on developing the participants' survival and rescue skills enabling them to make the right survival decisions that may help them or others survive and aquatic emergency.
Participants learn a range of rescue methods and personal survival skills in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. They learn to respond to resuscitation and emergency care situations involving conscious and unconscious casualties. Participants will develop stroke efficiency and endurance. Using the knowledge and skills learnt in the program, judgement will be tested in an initiative scenario.