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Together we can save more lives

The resqme Foundation is committed to saving lives on the road in our local Santa Barbara community and across the world. The Foundation supports traffic safety by funding educational programs, scholarships, research, and events.

Vehicle Submersion Booklet

In collaboration with Operation Alive, resqme Foundation has taken the initiative to produce an educational lifesaving booklet about vehicle submersion. Our partnership aims to spread a universal and easy-to-remember message on "How to Escape from a Sinking Vehicle" by following the 4 Lifesaving Steps. We thank all the various organizations that have been part of this booklet. Click here for more details.

resqme Foundation Partnerships

This Vehicle Submersion Booklet only works by unifying agencies that are dedicated to spreading the same lifesaving message. As "Stop, Drop, and Roll" has become a widely recognized response to fire, we hope to make the 4 Lifesaving Steps the standard for vehicle submersion response for the safety of your community. Together we can save more lives.

About the Foundation

After serving the worldwide road safety community for over ten years, resqme, Inc. established the resqme Foundation to further support those who work to save lives on the road. resqme, Inc. has been providing life saving tools for first responders and safety conscious drivers in vehicle emergencies "when seconds count..." The resqme tool is the result of a commitment towards road safety and emergency preparedness. Vehicle entrapment and submersion are real threats. The resqme Foundation continues the work of resqme, Inc.'s dedication to providing important safety information regarding these dangers. We hope the resqme Foundation, in collaboration with various organizations dedicated to the same cause, can make the 4 Lifesaving Steps a universal standard in emergency vehicle submersion response. It is only together that we can save more lives.

The Foundation

Founded by Laurent Colasse, the inventor of the resqme tool. For over ten years, Laurent has dedicated himself to spreading safety awareness on the road. The foundation hopes to support other organizations dedicated to saving lives.

Submersion Safety

Vehicle submersion and drowning are real threats on the road. As part of our inaugural project to introduce the 4 Lifesaving Steps on How to Escape a Sinking Car, resqme Foundation is dedicated to sharing this information to educate all communities on emergency preparedness.

Partnering for Change

resqme Foundation is collaborating with Operation Alive, an organization that provides essential training and research about vehicle submersion. It is headed by Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht of the University of Manitoba. Together we are hoping to standardize the response to vehicle submersion across the country.

Projects

For our inaugural project, resqme Foundation in collaboration with Operation Alive has produced a booklet that highlights the 4 Lifesaving Steps on How To Escape From a Sinking Car. Vehicle entrapment and submersion are real threats on the road and the resqme Foundation and Operation Alive hope the 4 Lifesaving Steps will save lives and increase safety among drivers. The booklet can be accessed via PDF here and can also be ordered as handouts at no cost. We encourage you to share this information with your community.

Download PDF

Download the Vehicle Submersion Booklet with the 4 Lifesaving Steps here. We encourage you to share this information by reading and memorizing it. Share with your family, co-workers, and neighbors. Together we can keep your community informed and save more lives.
Click here to download booklet

Order Prints

You can order the Vehicle Submersion Booklet with the 4 Lifesaving Steps. Please share the booklet with your community. Whether you are part of a safety organization, putting on an awareness fair or campaign, or simply want to educate your community.
To order prints, email us at Coalition@resqmefoundation.org

Safety Blog

Check out our Safety Blog. resqme, Inc. cares about road safety and saving lives. The Safety Blog highlights our work in vehicle emergency and safety issues, profiles everyday heroes who help their communities, and shares important information that can keep you safe on the road.
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Partnerships

The resqme Foundation is cultivating a growing community of safety-conscious partners who promote safer roads for vehicles and drivers around the world. We know it is important to collaborate with groups who share the same goals of road safety for all communities. We can support each of our causes as we all work towards safety for all. We would love to work with your organization so together we can save more lives on the road.

NCH Healthcare System
 

As Florida has the highest vehicle-drowning rate in the nation, the Safe and Healthy Kids Coalition of Collier County in Florida sponsored a demonstration with Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht on How to Escape From a Sinking Vehicle.

Operation Alive
 

resqme Foundation works in collaboration with Operation Alive, an organization that provides essential training and research about vehicle submersion. It is headed by Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht of the University of Manitoba.

International Academics of Emergency Dispatch

Works with Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht to try and standardize the response by all emergency dispatchers to 911 calls about vehicle submersion.

Collier County Sheriff's Office

resqme Foundation works in collaboration with the Collier County Sheriff's Office to provide essential training and research about vehicle submersion. CCSO has taken an active role in this due to the amount of vehicle submersions in their area.

Lifesaving Resources
 

Gerald M. Dworkin, a professional Aquatics Safety and Water Rescue Consultant for Lifesaving Resources who are dedicated to drowning and aquatic injury prevention.

Indiana State Police
 

ISP personnel carry the resqme tool and in cooperation with Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht coordinated live demonstrations to educate the public how to survive a vehicle submersion.

Contact Us

Let us know if your organization would like to partner with us. The resqme Foundation believes in sharing information and providing support towards efforts aimed at saving lives. Please contact us with any questions or inquiries. Let's work together!





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