The National Rescue Society (NRS) was founded in 1871 by a distinguished physician, Por. Edoardo Maragliano, and for this reason medical and health aspects have always been fundamental throughout these 150 years.
The NRS deals with every aspect of safety in every bathing area (sea, inland waters and swimming pools), through the analysis and prevention of risk factors and finally through the training of lifeguards.
Our lifeguards are highly specialised professional rescuers for the aquatic environment. They are able to promptly rescue and assist potential drowning victims as well as people suffering from acute episodes of the most common general illnesses.
In particular, during the training course, lifeguards learn, in addition to basic rescue and first aid techniques, notions of ecology and environmental protection, as well as psychological elements for good interpersonal relations.
Finally, the NRS cooperates with leading National Institutions and is actively involved in technical research, producing professional books and manuals as well as scientific publications all aspects of bathing and safety.