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    AWA K38 H2O Responders

    H2O Responders
    We finally did it! Welcome to the sole resource for your personal watercraft law, fire, military, lifeguard, search and rescue community! The American Watercraft Association meets K38 Water Safety and itís a team that canít be beat!

    The AWA and K38 are pleased to introduce our occupational users to H2O Responder for current news, information, resources, equipment and to support the community we serve best. This is the first program offered to our government law loan users, which will assist members with information for their on duty needs and concerns.

    K38 Water Safety has been involved with the education, standards, training and working on the water in dynamic conditions for over 2 decades of service to every user group that has existed utilizing personal watercraft, from racing to rescue and patrol, to the legislative process. The AWA is our partner for progress!
    H2O Responder is your source for information, whether it be new equipment, training standards or successful rescues or resource management issues, you will get connected with professionals from all over the world, their diverse backgrounds and their real life stories. This is your network, so get on the AWA team and together H2O Responder and you will make a significant difference in occupational applications and solutions for personal watercraft around the world!

    Shawn AlladioShawn Alladio of K38 Water Safety
    How To Sign Up For a H20 Responder Membership
    We need the following information: Your name, address, agency letterhead, and $15.00 (payable by cash, check or Visa/Mastercard).
    You can do this over the telephone by calling us at 1-800-913-2921 or you can mail all of the information needed above to P.O Box 1993, Ashburn, VA 20147, Attn. Chris Manthos.
    Once you have done that, you will receive the award winning Ride PWC Magazine, and a special H20 Responder membership card.


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    The AWA-K38 Partnership

    The American Watercraft Association (AWA) and K38 Water Safetyís limited partnership is aimed at further enhancing the membership benefits of each organization. For years, Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue and the U.S. Armed Forces have recognized the benefits of modern personal watercraft. In fact, they have increasingly become an important tool in saving lives, enforcing safe boating laws, and in defending the homeland. Both the AWA and K38 believe itís time to recognize this critical segment of the PWC community.

    Because of that shared belief and goal, individuals who take a K38 Water Safety course will automatically become a member of the AWA.

    Additionally, the AWA is pleased to announce a new class of membership geared to first responders and military users of personal watercraft; the H2O Responder Member. Qualifying individuals will receive a special $15 membership rate when they attach their membership form to their agency letterhead. Itís our way of saying thanks for the extra risks they take to make us all just a little safer.
    Secondly, the AWA has a regular section in its award winning magazine, Ride PWC, dedicated to specific issues that affect first responders and the armed services. K38, the recognized world-wide leader in PWC safety, rescue and homeland security training helps to provide the subject matter, ensuring that professionals have a forum highlighting new techniques and other safety and service related issues.

    ďThis is a great opportunity for Law Loan program participants to come together with information specific to their field. Our students are very passionate about their work and their PWC occupational usage. The AWA and H2O Responder supplies them with an opportunity to share their stories with all readers and to educate about the importance of boating safety and network with other agencies about their programs, equipment and trainingĒ, says Shawn Alladio of K38 Water Safety and K38 Maritime Security Training.

    Many of the feature articles from Rideís printed pages are also reproduced on the magazineís website. Click here to see web coverage.

    ďItís about time these good people were recognized for their efforts, and the American Watercraft Association is perfect home for this unique class of watercraft user,Ē says Chris Manthos, Executive Director of the AWA. ďFrom big wave surfers to sail boaters in trouble, many folks have been more than glad to break the surface and hear the quiet power of a big watercraft and a hand reaching out to help.Ē he added.

    The American Watercraft Association is the only consumer based organization dedicated to defending the freedom to ride personal watercraft. This non-profit organization is the publisher of the award winning Ride PWC magazine. Based in our nationís capital, the Association educates personal watercraft owners on the safe and law abiding use of their boats, and at the same time fights for equal water access in issues all across the country.

    Shawn Alladio has been operating PWC since 1979 and professionally training from 1989 to present. She has been an IJSBA Professional racer, since that time focusing on endurance events nowadays. Shawn and Doug Phillips own and operate K38 Maritime Security Training which teaches military and law enforcement for homeland security issues, and K38 Water Safety that conducts the PWC rescue boat courses here in the United States and across the world in 12 countries.

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