Kristin Strawn, Operations Manager, Hawaiian Falls Garland; Justin LaFond, Operations Manager, Hawaiian Falls Mansfield; and Bree Kramer, Operations Manager, Hawaiian Falls The Colony
Hawaiian Falls Waterparks recently announced a partnership with Jeff Ellis & Associates Inc. (E & A) the world leader in aquatic safety. E & A works with more than 600 clients worldwide and will provide the industry leading International Lifeguard Training Program® (ILTP®) to Hawaiian Falls.
Designed to work in conjunction with the Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program (CARMP,) ILTP® establishes the training framework and the core technology uniquely offered by E & A. CARMP provides accountability-based licensure for lifeguards, third-party unannounced auditing services, and risk management expertise to assist Hawaiian Falls in providing the safest guest experience possible.
“Above all else, safety is our number one priority at Hawaiian Falls,” said Clint Hill, Hawaiian Falls president and CEO. “We are proud of our track record and we continue to invest heavily in our lifeguard training program to ensure that our waterparks remain the safest in Texas. We want the ‘best of the best’ responsible for this supremely important role at Hawaiian Falls, and Jeff Ellis & Associates is the world leader in aquatic safety.”
E & A was founded in 1983 with a mission of reducing the loss of life due to drowning. The company has a highly respected program and in the past three decades has become the most trusted company in the world to eliminate drowning events through Proactive Aquatic Risk Management—a philosophy Hawaiian Falls specifically sought out in aquatics safety professional training.
“Ellis & Associates is proud to be chosen as the Aquatic Safety & Risk Management partner for the Hawaiian Falls Waterparks. The Hawaiian Falls brand exemplifies a passion for safety and a mission of caring for their guests to the highest level. E & A’s high-quality educational programs and lifeguard-training services are perfectly matched with the strength and leadership of Hawaiian Falls to meet their mission and safety objectives,” said Richard Carroll, senior vice president and COO, Jeff Ellis & Associates.
Lifeguards will undergo rigorous training before the Hawaiian Falls season begins Memorial Day weekend, with continual training, as well as unannounced auditing by E & A, occurring throughout the summer. The parks close Labor Day for the year.
Hawaiian Falls began hiring lifeguards for this summer season February 29.
Celebrating more than a decade of bringing families closer together, Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke, Waco, Pflugerville and White Settlement. More information is available at hfalls.com http://www.hfalls.com> or facebook.com/hfalls http://www.facebook.com/hfalls> .
Founded in 1983, Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. (E & A) is an international aquatic safety and risk management firm dedicated to the prevention and elimination of drowning and other catastrophic aquatic events. Among its many services, E & A utilizes its Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program (CARMP) along with its International Lifeguard Training Program® (ILTP®) to advance the latest life-saving technology, methods and practices to dramatically reduce or eliminate risks—most importantly drowning events—and enhance the overall aquatic safety protection systems in place within their client family. As part of the CARMP with its clients, E & A trains and licenses lifeguards, following up that training through mandatory Unannounced Aquatic Facility Operational Safety audits of licensed lifeguards to ensure optimum performance and skills that are always at “test-ready” levels. E & A works with an ever-expanding client base that includes park & recreation departments, special districts, health clubs, homeowners associations, waterpark, and resort destinations across North America and South America and in diverse locations around the world, such as South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.