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The International Lifesaving training Programs in Turkey

The Life Saving Training Centers which established in 2006 in Turkey during they were  giving training, The TSSF Life Saving Technical Committe has been trying speed up the duration about training documents.The Technical Committe has been very hard working about this matter. The tarining materials are technic and effective visual and written training materials. Due to “First Aid” training programs included the in our Life Saving Regulation  of the TSSF, The TSSF Life Saving Technical Committe has been  completed 16 hours training program about the “Basic First Aid “ and completed the all training materials visual and writen.

Our Federation is member of ILS and Training programs applingy according to ILS standars.




By the official signing of the merging agreement at the jointly organised General Assembly in Leuven (Belgium) on 24 February 1993, the Fédération Internationale de Sauvetage Aquatique (FIS) and World Life Saving (WLS) were merged into a single, worldwide lifesaving organisation known as the International Life Saving Federation (ILS).

On the same day FIS and WLS agreed on a draft ILS Constitution and draft Bye-Laws and elected an interim Board of Directors tasked to set up the final merger between FIS and WLS under the Presidency of Kevin Weldon, AM (Australia - Surf).

The International Life Saving Federation was finally constituted on Saturday 3 September 1994 in Cardiff (United Kingdom).

Presidents of ILS


The creation date of FIS on 27 March 1910 in Saint Ouen (Paris) - France is considered as the official founding date of ILS.
The merger date of FIS and WLS is 24 February 1993 in Leuven - Belgium.
The constitution date of ILS is 3 September 1994 in Cardif - United Kingdom. Ever since, the ILS has provided the single uniting force of lifesaving around the world.
1993 - 1994 : Kevin WELDON, AM (Australia - Surf) (interim president)
1994 - 1996 : Kevin WELDON, AM (Australia - Surf) (founding president)
1996 - 2000 : Derrick Swift WHITTING (South Africa)
2000 - 2008 : Alan Brian WHELPTON, AO (Australia - Surf)
2008 - 2012 : Dr. Steve BEERMAN, MD (Canada)


FIS was founded on 27 March 1910 in Saint-Ouen, a small city nearParis, in France. Foundation nations included Belgium, Denmark, France,Great Britain, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

At the end of the 19th century, several national life saving organisations were collaborating with similar organisations abroad. In 1878, under the leadership of French Lifesaving Associations, an International Lifesaving Congress was organised in Marseille, a city in the South of France. This Congress was, for the time being, a big success and was the start of the willingness to create an international forum on lifesaving. Since that time, the contacts between the several lifesaving bodies never were interrupted.

In the following years, similar Congresses took place but did not immediately lead to the creation of one single International Lifesaving Federation.

Mr. Raymond Pitet, the President of the French Lifesaving Federation, did not give up the idea and organised in 1900, at the occasion of the World Fair in Paris, a lifesaving congress with a principal tool to create an International Life Saving Federation, but did not succeed.

In 1910, Paris suffered from many inundations and lifesavers from over Europe came to help. These gestures of solidarity among people was one of the reasons for Mr. Raymond Pitet to convene again a new congress in the same year in Saint-Ouen, a small city in the neighbourhood of Paris. At this gathering the "Fédération Internationale de Sauvetage (FIS)" was founded by the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Spain and Italy, who could not be present, also supported the creation of the International Federation. The seat of the FIS was decided to be Paris in France.

In the following years congresses and championships took place in European countries but the first World War stopped the expansion of the International Federation. Between the two World Wars, attention was not only given to water rescue but also to road and mountain rescue services. After the second World War, the French Federation again started to link the lifesaving federations to each other by initiating the organisation of a congress in Lausanne (Switzerland) where new resuscitation techniques were studied.

This last congress was the main injection to start again the international work. In 1951, a World Congress on life saving was organised in Cannes (France) with the presence of representatives from 22 countries. At that moment the French delegation organised the first Lifesaving World Championships and lifesaving demonstrations. The result of the Congress was that the representatives agreed to organise in Paris a Constitutional meeting in order to update the statutes of FIS with the aims and objectives of an International Body.

This last meeting, which has to be considered as the reborn of FIS, took place on 6 February 1952 in Paris. At this meeting the new organisation received the name "Fédération Internationale de Sauvetage et de Secourisme et de Sports Utilitaires"(International Federation on Lifesaving, Rescuing and Utility Sports). This name was kept till 1963 where it was changed to "Fédération Internationale de Sauvetage et de Sports Utilitaires" (International Federation on Lifesaving and Utility Sports). The "Secourisme" aspects were considered to be included in the word "Sauvetage". The official abbreviation was FIS and the official logo was a lifesaving buoy with the letters FIS on a World Map. Under the buoy, laurier branches were placed.

In 1985 FIS again modified its statutes and its name became: "Fédération Internationale de Sauvetage Aquatique".

The main aims of FIS was to develop and assist all institutions who care on all aspects of lifesaving, such as aquatic rescue, divulgation of scientific aspects and didactic principles within these organisations in order to better physical education and sport of lifesaving. On 24 February 1993, FIS merged with WLS to form the International Life Saving Federation (ILS). At that time, FIS represented more than 30 full member national life saving organisations.

Former Presidents of FIS

1910 - 1951 Raymond PITET (France) *
1951 - 1958 MANAUT (France) *
1959 THOMSEN (Germany) *
1960 Martel VINIEGRA (Spain) *
1961 HENGEN (Luxembourg) *
1962 Rodolfo PASSERINI di Finale (Italy) *
1963 MANAUT (France) *
1964 - 1965 Mohamed ABDALLAH (Algeria) *
1966 - 1968 Rodolfo PASSERINI di Finale (Italy)*
1969 - 1983 José Antonio de PASQUAL (Spain) *
1983 - 1984 Prof. Dr. Jozef N. SCHMITZ (Germany) *
1985 - 1994 Klaus BARTNITZKE (Germany) *

WLS History

World Life Saving (WLS) was founded on 24 March, 1971 in Cronulla, Australia. The constitution came into effect on 14 June 1977 with a formal agreement between the foundation nations: Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States.

The World Life Saving was founded for the purpose of establishing educational marine safety and aquatic programmes on a people-to-people basis. It was constituted on 24 March 1971 in Cronulla - Australia. The final approval of the Constitution came into effect on the 14th June 1977.

The founding members of World Life Saving were: Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States of America. On 24 February 1993, WLS merged with FIS to form the International Life Saving Federation (ILS). By that time, WLS represented more than 20 full member national life saving organisations.

Former Presidents of WLS

1971 - 1974  Kevin WELDON (Australia - Surf)
1974 – 1976 Denis OSBORNE (South Africa)
1976 - 1980  Vincent MOOREHOUSE (United States) *
1980 - 1982  Cecil SMALL (New Zealand - Surf)
1982 - 1986  Gus STAUNTON (Australia - Surf)
1986 - 1988  Marlin MOORE (Canada)
1988 - 1993  Max (Melvin) BOWMAN (United States)
1993 - 1994  Alan ROSS (South Africa) *