Commodore Longfellow Society
The Commodore Longfellow Society is dedicated to saving lives through training in Water Safety, Emergency Care and Injury Prevention. The Society was organized in 1951 to commemorate and perpetuate the pioneer lifesaving work of "Commodore" Wilbert E. Longfellow who dedicated his life to "Waterproofing America" and starting Lifesaving Corps throughout the United States.
Commodore Wilbert E. Longfellow
Membership in the Commodore Longfellow Society
- Participation in a professional organization that supports the teaching of water safety, emergency care and injury prevention;
- Tenure recgnition awards presented in five-year increments;
- A forum for exchanging information about programs and materials among the various agencies and organizations involved in safety education;
- Access to advice and mentoring opportunities from experienced veteran instructors and trainers;
- Ability to nominate new safety instructors for scholarships that will allow them to pursue professional development training; and
- Ability to nominate fellow instructors for the Society's National Awards Programs
- A subscription to the quarterly newsletter, The Trident
- A Commodore Longfellow Society wall certificate, emblem, decal and lapel pin.
Scholarships for Health and Safety Instructor/ Instructor Trainer Candidate Training
- Amount of each scholarship will be up to $200.
- Applicant should demonstrate exceptionally strong promise for utilizing the training.
- A statement from applicant as to how they will use the training is required.
- Applicants must be recommended by Commodore Longfellow Society members in good standing.
- A skills test and review must be completed before the application is accepted with consideration given to the applicant's potential to be an overall asset to the school.
- Applicant should indicate they will support the ideals of Commodore Longfellow and be familiar with his work and history. It is hoped that the applicant will actively recruit members for the Society.
- Recipients of scholarships will be given complimentary membership in the Commodore Longfellow Society for one year following successful completion of training.
- Recipients will be asked to write a brief article to be published in The Trident following training.
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