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K38 Rescue
09-23-2011, 10:33 PM
2011 K38 International PWC Awards

2011 K38 International PWC Awards Program








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Where: Parade of Nations – London Bridge, Lake Havasu, Arizona

When: October 6th 2011 8:30PM

During the 8th Annual K38 International PWC Safety Summit held in Lake Havasu, Arizona, we will be presenting our awards to the recipients who have been nominated for several categories specific to Personal Water Craft or Rescue Water Craft Applications, heroism or educational efforts.

These awards are in association with the K38 - AWA H2O Responders program, and the Parade of Nations. K38 is proud to offer Personal Watercraft specific awards for our international communities.

· Everyday Heroes
· Legacy
· Appreciation Award
· Heavy Water Award
· Partnership Award

Our highest K38 honor: The Phoenix Award for Lifesaving

K38 Water Safety revolutionized standards and training for recreational and occupational use of Personal Watercraft – Rescue Water Craft, with 12 International affiliates. K38 USA was founded by Shawn Alladio and enjoys the support of Kawasaki Motors Corporation, Gath headgear, Hydro Turf and Liquid Militia Clothing, Patagonia wetsuits and Mustang Survival. Please visit K38rescue.com

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AWA - The American Watercraft Association brings together personal watercraft enthusiasts, dealers and manufacturers to protect your right to ride. When you join the AWA, you add your voice to the thousands of PWC owners fighting for the freedom to enjoy recreational boating. Don’t wait until your favorite ride is threatened! Take action today by joining AWA and proactively working to protect your freedom to ride. Please visit AWAhq.org

Parade of Nations
The IJSBA Parade of Nations is an annual event held each year in Lake Havasu City Arizona. This ceremony recognizes the accomplishments of all participants at the IJSBA World Finals Please Visit: ParadeOfNations.org


K38 ALUMNI RECIPIENTS FOR 2011 ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1. Don Curry (Everyday Heroes)
2. Ed Guzman (Everyday Heroes)
3. Pacific County Fire District 1 - Doug Knutzen (Heavy Water)
4. Brad Southworth (Legacy-Father Father of PWC Rescue)

2011 K38 AWARDED RECIPIENTS ARE:

1. Mr. Russell Ord-Australia (Everyday Heroes)
2. Mr. Matthew Krizan-USA (Everyday Heroes)
3. Mr. Masayuiki Imazaki – Japan (Phoenix)

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K38 Rescue
09-23-2011, 10:43 PM
2011 K38 International PWC Awards
Everyday Heroes

To Mr. Don Curry and Mr. Ed Guzman

Congratulations!

You have both been nominated to the 2011 K38 Everyday Heroes, in association with the K38 - AWA H2O Responders program. This prestigious award reflects the efforts of K38 students who have taken their training experience and applied it to the context of shared reality in the aquatic environment.

Your K38 Everyday Heroes commendation reads as follows:

On February 13th, 2010, while returning from a towsurfing session, Mr. Curry and Mr .Guzman just outside of Morro Bay harbor entrance, California witnessed a boating mishap. They were following a 13 foot Sea Pro boat that had been placed under tow by a USCG vessel approaching the treacherous harbor mouth entrance. When the towing vessel attempted to enter the Jaws of the Morro Bay harbor mouth it was not in a good position to navigate the entrance and was struck by a large wave. The USCG vessel with the disabled boat still under tow were swept broadside.

As a result of the accident, 2 Persons on board were swept into the boiling white water. Mr. Curry was the operator of his Yamaha Waverunner, upon witnessing the incident, both parties responded immediately to render aid (Curry/Guzman). Anticipating imminent danger and instantly responding to the incident utilizing his Personal Water Craft, otherwise known as a ‘Rescue Water Craft’, this decision was critical in the recovery efforts in an extremely hazardous zone.

Mr. Curry drove into the zone whereas 2 boats were adrift and recovered a male and female from the water, both of whom were wearing street clothing and lifejackets. Mr. Guzman hoisted them onto the rescue board in a matter of seconds. With 4 persons on board, they proceeded through the breaking waves of the harbor mouth and whitewater and proceeded to the harbor pier. Their reactions this day saved the lives of two people and reduced additional rescue resources to respond to the incident by placing themselves in a rescue mode capability.

Therefore based on the above incident, K38 International and the American Watercraft Association proudly nominate Mr. Curry and Mr. Guzman with the ‘K38 Everyday Heroes’ Award. Your award was approved on March 20, 2011 upon verification of the facts of that day.

The award will be dedicated at the International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) Parade of Nations during the World Championships in October. Hosted by Ms. Kay Sykes. It is with great respect K38 awards to Mr. Curry and Mr. Guzman the inaugural ‘K38 Everyday Heroes’ award for their unselfish act to render aid to persons in distress and for using their K38 Way of Training in a lifesaving application.

Mr. Curry has also rendered aid to a sailboat in distress off the Carmel Coast in California within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary using his personal watercraft. On February 9, 2008 Don was heading to Carmel Point near Ghost Tree, and he came upon a yacht on the rocks in Stillwater Cove at Pebble Beach during the ATT Golf Pro-Am. The 46’ foot Hunter was getting pounded on the rocky shoreline. Along with lifeguard Mr. Kevin Brady, Mr. Curry was able to render assistance to the recovery of this sailboat.

Don and Ed are both K38 students, having taking a series of K38 Open Water Rescue Boat training at Pillar Point Harbor and Morro Bay Harbor. We are proud of our K38 Alumni and their representation of Rescue Water Craft skills. Their proactive and immediate response saved the lives of 2 people and further reduced the risk of additional layers of rescue responders.

Their awards will be presented at our 8th Annual K38 International PWC Safety Summit at the City of Lake Havasu Arizona during the IJSBA Parade of Nations with host Kay Sykes. October 6th, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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The Life You Save May Be Your Own

K38 Water Safety revolutionized standards and training for recreational and occupational use of Personal Watercraft – Rescue Water Craft, with 12 International affiliates. K38 USA was founded by Shawn Alladio and enjoys the support of Kawasaki Motors Corporation, Gath headgear, Hydro Turf and Liquid Militia Clothing, Patagonia wetsuits and Mustang Survival. Please visit K38rescue.com

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K38 Rescue
09-24-2011, 07:36 PM
2011 K38 International PWC Awards Program
LEGACY AWARD

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To Mr. Brad Southworth

Congratulations!

You have been awarded the 2011 K38 Legacy Award in association with the K38 - AWA H2O Responders program. This prestigious award reflects the efforts of individuals who have made significant contributions to the Personal Watercraft Community.

Your K38 Legacy Award commendation reads as follows:

Mr. Brad Southworth,

Whereas, your personal contribution to the personal watercraft industry is a historical accounting of the development of PWC use as a rescue vessel. You are considered the ‘Founding Father of PWC Rescue’.

Whereas, you were the first generation of the Jetski phenomenon that revolutionized boating and led to the advancements in lifesaving through your vision of improving water safety during the pioneering days of jet ski races and events.

Therefore, from these early beginnings, your influence and passion proved a ‘Jetski saves lives’. Four generations of Rescue Water Craft operators are now enjoying the platform that you created along with the vision of Chuck Kuntz and in partnership with Ronny Kling.

Now, therefore, let it be known that Brad Southworth is henceforth known as the ‘Founding Father of PWC Rescue’.

Shawn Alladio
K38 Rescue International

This award will be presented at our 8th Annual K38 International PWC Safety Summit at the City of Lake Havasu Arizona during the IJSBA Parade of Nations with host Kay Sykes. October 6th, 2011 at 8:30 PM

The Life You Save May Be Your Own

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K38 Rescue
09-24-2011, 07:43 PM
K38 Heavy Water Award -
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Heavy Water Award


To: Pacific County Fire District 1 – Washington USA
Doug Knutzen, Eduardo Mendez, Will Green, and FF/Paramedic Mike DeConto

Congratulations!

You have been recognized though the 2011 Heavy Water Award, in association with the K38 - AWA H2O Responders program. This prestigious award reflects the efforts of rescuers who have faced a challenging and life threatening situation in the aquatic event on behalf of another in need.

Your citation is based on the following eyewitness and news reports:

The Recovery of Dale Ostrander, 12

Cranberry Beach, Long Beach, Washington, USA

On August XX, 2011, a large church youth group from Spanaway were visiting the beach off the Cranberry beach approach in Long Beach. Shannon Kissel, and his daughter Nicole, 12, were boogie boarding nearby when they saw that two boys were in need of help. While they were able to retrieve one boy they were not able to rescue Dale Ostrander, who was caught in a wicked rip tide. It was about 10 minutes until the surf rescue team was on scene.

Twenty-plus kids from the youth group sobbed uncontrollably and prayed on the sand during the search, a truly heart wrenching sound if ever there was one. It was then at least another 15 minutes or so before rescue swimmer Eduardo Mendez spotted the boy and he and swimmer Will Green were able to grab him and pull him aboard the Yamaha Waverunner. Seconds later at the shore, Doug Knutzen carried him up to where paramedics were waiting to treat him. They were on the beach for another 10 minutes trying to revive him. I think it's safe to say that everyone who was there was certain that he was dead.


The crew continued to work on him, and apparently once they got to the hospital they were able to get a weak pulse and get him breathing. He was Life-Flighted to Portland for treatment. And you know what? After being in an induced coma for a couple days he woke up. And today they removed his breathing tube, and not only did he breath on his own, but he spoke complete sentences. Amazing, truly. This boy was dead for upward of 20 minutes, easily.


From the blog prayersfordale.blogspot.com (http://prayersfordale.blogspot.com/): At 4:11 pm today "The doctors just removed Dale's breathing tube and he is now breathing on his own. Also, because of possible damage to the brain they were unsure if he would be able to speak. Minutes after the tube was removed, the doctors told him to cough. Not only did Dale talk back to the doctors, he responded in a full sentence saying, 'I don't have to.' Dale continues to get better by the minute and the doctors are more and more amazed!"

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RWC Operator, Doug Knutzen, Rescue Swimmers: Eduardo Mendez and Will Green


Photos by Damian Mulinix


“Charles 'Dale' Ostrander nearly drowned when he was pulled underwater by a rip current. He was submerged about 20 minutes and rescuers thought he was dead when they pulled him out. But Dale is walking on his own and relearning how to talk again. His parents call his recovery a miracle”
- ABC News’


Pacific County Fire District 1 - Fire Chief Jacob Brundage, Rescue Swimmers Eduardo Mendez, Doug Knutzen and Will Green, and FF/Paramedic Mike DeConto give accounts of the roles they played in the rescue of Dale Ostrander.

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References: Photographer Damian Mulnix, ABC News, Pacific County Fire District 1

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South Pacific County Technical Rescue, Inc. is a all volunteer non profit rescue company. They perform the water rescues.
Pacific County Fire District #1 is a county fire district. They provide medical aid, transport and fire services.
Both these agencies work together closely but are separate. Most of our members are also fire district members.

K38 Rescue
09-24-2011, 07:50 PM
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Phoenix Lifesaving Award

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To: Mr. Masayuki Imazaki

Congratulations!

You have been awarded a special commendation for 2011 K38 - PHOENIX, in association with the K38 International- AWA H2O Responders program. This prestigious award reflects the efforts of citizens who have faced a challenging and life threatening situation in the aquatic environment on behalf of others in need. This is the highest honor for Lifesaving awarded from K38 Rescue International.

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The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami PWC Rescues (東日本大震災, Higashi Nihon Daishinsai)

PWC Operator: Mr. Imazaki, 40 years of age, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Owner: Higashi Nippon Marina – PWC Dealer ‘Marine Mechanic’

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Member: Personal Watercraft Safety Association (PWSA)
Northeast Japan South Branch District Leader

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Your K38 Every Day Hero commendation reads as follows;

Whereas, On Friday March 11, an magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. One of the most powerful earthquakes recorded in modern history triggered extremely destructive tsunami waves up to 40.5 meters (133 ft.) in Miyako, Iwate, and Tōhoku. In some areas the tsunami waves traveled up to 10 km (6 miles) inland.

Whereas, subsequent aftershocks created additional tsunami alerts throughout Japan and the Pacific Rim. The significance of the earthquake moved Honshu 2.4 m (8 ft) east and shifted the Earth on its axis by estimates of between 10 cm (4 in) and 25 cm (10 in).

Whereas, Mr. Imazaki and an employee of his company at Higashi Nippon Marina, perceived imminent danger for those around him in the aftermath of the swirling tsunami flood waters, he took immediate and decisive action. Using a Personal Water Craft, Mr. Imazaki rescued hundreds of people stranded during the critical hours in the aftermath of the Tōhoku tsunami debris laden waters.

Whereas, Mr. Imazaki acted above and beyond with heroic actions, taken with little or no regard for your own safety, were directly responsible for saving the lives of hundreds of Japanese people in shallow waters and into the night.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that K38 International commends you, Mr. Imazaki, and presents you with the K38 Phoenix Award for Lifesaving for the heroism of your unselfish actions.

Shawn Alladio
K38 Rescue International

The award will be presented at our 8th Annual K38 International PWC Safety Summit at the City of Lake Havasu Arizona during the IJSBA Parade of Nations with host Kay Sykes. October 6th, 2011 at 8:30 PM

The Phoenix has long been presented as a symbol of rebirth and renewal. This is the most prestigious Lifesaving award from K38 Rescue International. It is inspired by the Phoenix Patriot Foundation and their dedication towards serving those injured on the battlefield to reintegrate into a new life. We award it to those individuals who have assisted in transforming a difficult situation in the lives of others, and in themselves finding the courage to do so.
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K38 Rescue
09-24-2011, 08:06 PM
2011 K38 International PWC Awards
Everyday Heroes

To Mr. Russell Ord and Mr. Matthew Krizan


Congratulations!

You have both been awarded the 2011 K38 Heavy Water Award, in association with the K38 - AWA H2O Responders program. This prestigious award reflects the efforts of citizens who have faced a challenging and life threatening situation in the aquatic event on behalf of others in need.

The recovery of Mr. Jacob Trette, 30, Capistrano Beach, California USA

PWC Operator: Russell Ord, Margaret River, Australia
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Kayaker: Matt Krizan, Moss Beach, California USA

‘Matt Krizan was paddling his kayak in the lagoon east of the Maverick's reef on January 22, 2011, when he saw a body floating in the surf zone. Krizan paddled over in his kayak and was able to get the attention of jet skiier Russell Ord who navigated through the white water to help save Jacob Trette’s life.’

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Your K38 Heavy Water commendation reads as follows:

On January 22, 2011, while enjoying a kayak paddle session inside the lagoon off of Pillar Point, California, Matt Krizan spotted in the wash of the waves Jacob Trette floating face down. Jacob had been washed through the reef rock pile by a series of waves losing consciousness at some point. Jacob was being tossed in the wash and not moving. Mr. Krizan did not see any surfers near Jacob’s position. Jacob was now in a drowning situation and facing potential death.

Whereas, Mr. Krizan pulled out his radio and broadcast on channel 16 what he was witnessing back to the Pillar Point Harbor department. Realizing that an emergency distress call could take precious minutes, he did not have the confidence to stay on the radio. Securing his radio, he began to paddle to Jacob’s lifeless body. He reached out and grabbed Jacob by the nape of his neck on his wetsuit and turned him over as water poured out of his mouth and nose.

Whereas, a wave hits him in the kayak holding Jacob, making the situation precarious for them both. Mr. Kizan positions himself to stay steady and the next wave hits them. Concerned about Jacob’s life, he wanted to clear his airway to help him with the hope of survival, he needed help. He pulled out his radio to make another call and began waving his paddle in the air to signal for help.

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Matthew Krizan, rescuer

About a minute and a half passes and he spies Russell Ord on a Jetski coming into the lagoon. Russell drives over to recover a surfer named Alex, and notices Krizan waving his paddle to alert Russell. Russell leaves Alex and drives over to his position and pulls Jacob up onto the rescue board once he realizes the situation. The two men struggle, once Jacob was on the board, Russell drives over to Alex and he assists in securing Jacob to the board. They then proceed to drive to the beach with Jacob. “I’m really glad Russell was there with his Jetski’. Says Mr. Krizan.

Therefore, due to the actions and quick thinking of these men, Mr. Jacob Trette’s life was saved. He was airlifted to Stanford Hospital and after a stay in intensive care enjoyed a full recovery with no disabilities. Mr. Trette returned to his family. His rescuers and those unnamed citizens who assisted on shore will be forever bound together from what could have been a tragic event.

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Their awards will be presented at our 8th Annual K38 International PWC Safety Summit at the City of Lake Havasu Arizona during the IJSBA Parade of Nations with host Kay Sykes. October 6th, 2011 at 8:30 PM

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FABIONE K38
09-24-2011, 11:02 PM
Congratulation to everybody, I'm honred to take part at K38 International PWC Awards Program and clap my hand to all of you!
Fabio Annigoni

K38 Rescue
09-24-2011, 11:34 PM
Fabio,
They have done incredibly good works on behalf of others. We are so proud to honor them and recognize them, we are looking foward to the Awards!
See you soon!

FABIONE K38
09-25-2011, 07:04 AM
And you do incredible good works to share worldwide this great persons and their story!
Very often people do not realize that their actions to allow other lives to continue! What you have created with K38 International allows the world to know these "Every Day Heroes" and give them at least a little more merit for what they did.

K38 Rescue
09-25-2011, 08:57 AM
Thanks Fabio. There are so many positive actions of good people and trained operators. It is rewarding to see the difference they make in the lives of others as well as their own.
'Rewarding'.

K38 Rescue
09-26-2011, 12:57 AM
2011 K38インターナショナル PWC アワード
フェニックスライフセービング アワード
今崎様
おめでとうございます。
この度あなたはK38フェニックス特別賞を受賞されました。K38インターナショナル、および AWAH2O レスポンダープログラムによる共同授与です。この栄えある賞は困難な水域状況の中で命を顧みず 他者の求めに 応じて救命に努力された市民へ授与されます。K38レスキューインターナショナルにおける最高 の賞です。
2011年東日本大震災および大津波におけるPWCレスキュー
PWCオペレーター 今崎真幸様
          東日本マリーナ、マリンメカニック オーナー
          PWSA東北南支部 支部長
あなたの受賞理由は以下の通りです。
3/11マグニチュード9.0という巨大地震が日本沿岸を襲った。この近代史の記録に残る最大級の地震 はさらに 東北エリアにおいて40メートルの高さにいたる破壊的な津波を引き起こした。その津波は海岸よ り10キロ以 上の内陸までに甚大な被害をもたらした。
日本の太平洋岸では次々と引き起こされる余震とともに更なる津波が襲った。この巨大地震は日本 の本州を東へ 2.4m移動させ、地球の地軸を10-25cm移動させるほどであった。東日本マリーナに勤務していたオーナーの今崎氏とその社員は大津波に よる 差し迫った危険の中で、即座に決断をし行動を起こした。瓦礫の流れる東北津波の危険の中で今崎 氏はPWCを 用いては百人以上の人々の命を救いだしたのである。自らの危険を顧みず行った今崎氏の英雄的と いうのをはる かに超えた行動は多くの日本人の命を救う結果へとつながった。
ここにその栄誉をたたえK38インターナショナルは今崎氏のその捨身の英雄的救済活動に対しフ ェニックス賞 を差し上げます。
ショーン アラディオ
K38インターナショナル
この賞は2011年10月6日8:30PMよりレイクハバスシティにてIJSBAのパレードオ ブネーション に引き続き行われる第8回K38インターナショナルサミットにおいて授与されます。
フェニックス(不死鳥)は再誕と再生のシンボルとして長く存在してきました。この賞はK38イ ンターナショ ナルがもっとも栄誉ある救命活動に対して授与しています。この賞は戦場にて献身的な活躍で傷つ いた戦士をた たえるフェニックス愛国者財団よりその趣旨を引いています。私達はこの賞を困難を克服し、他者 の命のために 自らの勇気を見出した人々に授与しています。

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09-26-2011, 08:54 PM
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K38Brian
09-27-2011, 02:11 AM
Shawn, it's so awesome you have put something together to recognize these heroes! I'm looking forward to meeting them and having the opportunity to shake their hands.

I hadn't even heard of Masayuki Imazaki's story! How amazing, this is definitely a story that should be told--people should hear about this.

Congratulations to Masayuki Imazaki, Russell Ord, Pacific County Fire District, Matthew Krizan, Brad Southworth, Don Curry and Ed Guzman!

K38 Rescue
09-27-2011, 05:29 AM
Brian,

I doubt that many have heard of what these amazing men contributed towards the lives of others. They are all woven together now by a transition that alters perspective, one can't know until one goes.

It's going to be an amazing time to be with all these great folks isn't it?

Lucky us.

K38antonio
01-11-2012, 06:00 AM
A K38 teve uma excelente ideia ao promover este momento único e especial, prestar a homenagem a homens que abnegaram das suas próprias vidas em prol de outras.
Esta homenagem foi um ato de humildade, de reconhecimento, de gratidão, de respeito e de admiração.

Estou grato por ter tido a oportunidade de conviver e de partilhar de perto com alguns destes homens.
Ouvir os seus testemunhos, são verdadeiros ensinamentos sobre a vida e resgate. Não livro nenhum que possa contar, por mais bem escrito que esteja, as histórias contadas na primeira pessoa.

Sinto-me honrado e essencialmente privilegiado por este momento.
São estes momentos especiais que me fazem viajar todos os anos para os USA. Nunca sei quem vou conhecer, nunca sei o que vou aprender de novo. Um coisa sei, vou aprender de certeza e com os melhores.

Felicidades a todos e obrigado por existirem.

Saudades

António Mestre