About the Hawaii Drowning & Aquatic Injury Prevention Advisory Committee
The Drowning and Aquatic Injury Prevention Advisory Committee brings together water safety experts and stakeholders to address drowning prevention and related issues in the state of Hawaii. The Drowning and Aquatic injury Prevention Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Department of Health (DOH) through the Injury Prevention and Control System of the Emergency Management Services & Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) in matters relating to the prevention of drowning and water related spinal cord injuries statewide.
The Hawaii Drowning and Aquatic Injury Prevention Advisory Committee’s mission is to reduce the incidence of drowning and water related spinal cord injuries in Hawaii through networking, education, advocacy and resource development. The Advisory Committee, in conjunction with its Hawaii Drowning and Aquatic Injury Prevention Task Force, will establish, implement, evaluate and disseminate best practices for drowning and spinal cord injury prevention in the State of Hawaii.
The Hawaii Drowning and Aquatic Injury Prevention Advisory Committee is coordinated by the Hawaii Department of Health Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch.
Look for these public service announcements at airports and select hotel rooms in Hawaii. Stay safe while having fun!
The following organizations are represented on the Drowning and Aquatic Injury Prevention Advisory Committee (click on logos to the right of this page to go their websites):
Hawaiian Lifeguard Association
Maui Lifeguard Association
Kauai Lifeguard Association
Honolulu City and County Ocean Safety Division
Kauai County Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau
Maui County Fire Department Ocean Safety Division
Hawaii County Fire Department Ocean Safety Division
US Coast Guard Sector Honolulu
City and County Parks and Recreation- Honolulu, Maui and Hawaii Counties
University of Hawaii
Hawaii Department of Health
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
Hawaii Tourism Authority
Hawaii Trauma Program
Kama‘aina Kids and Na Kamakai