Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the Fiscal Year Ending ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1899
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Page 305 - succored at stations; traveling expenses of officers under orders from the Treasury Department ; commutation of quarters for officers of the RevenueCutter Service detailed for duty in the Life-Saving Service; for carrying out the provisions of sections 7 and 8 of the act approved May 4,1882;
Page 305 - to save persons from drowning, at such rate, not to exceed $10 for each volunteer, as the Secretary of the Treasury may determine; pay of volunteer crews for drill and exercise; fuel for stations and houses of refuge ; repairs and outfits for same: rebuilding and improvement of same; supplies and provisions for houses of refuge and for shipwrecked
Page 54 - inspectors, and keepers and crews of life-saving stations shall be made solely with reference to their fitness, and without reference to their political or party affiliations. This is believed to be the first enactment ever made distinctly proposing the exclusion of political considerations
Page 305 - For pay of crews of surfmen employed at the life-saving and lifeboat stations, including the old Chicago Station, during the period of actual employment; compensation of volunteers at life-saving and lifeboat stations for actual and deserving service rendered upon any occasion of disaster, or in any
Page 332 - (this prevents the tongue from falling back and choking the entrance to the windpipe), and with the other hand grasp both wrists and keep the arms forcibly stretched back above the head, thereby increasing the prominence of the ribs, which tends to enlarge the chest. The
Page 332 - II, rolling the body in the opposite direction from that in which it was first turned, for the purpose of freeing the air passages from any remaining water. Continue the artificial respiration from one to four hours, or until the patient breathes, according to
Page 337 - annual statement of wrecks and casualties which have occurred on or near the coasts and on the rivers of the United States, and to American vessels at sea and on the coasts of foreign countries.
Page 314 - The difficulties of rescue by operations from the shore are greatly increased when the anchors are let go after entering the breakers, as is frequently done, and the chances of saving life are correspondingly lessened. INSTRUCTIONS. RESCUE WITH THE LIFEBOAT OR SURFBOAT. The patrolman, after discovering your vessel ashore and burning a
Page 317 - or the danger of the wreck breaking up immediately, when it would be impossible to send off the hawser. In such a case a breeches buoy or life car will be hauled off by the whip, or sent off to you by the shot line, and you will be hauled ashore through the surf. If your vessel is stranded
Page 314 - If the vessel is not discovered by the patrol immediately after striking, rockets or flare-up lights should be burned on board, or, if the weather be foggy, guns should be fired to attract attention, as the patrolman may be some distance away, on the other part of his beat.

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