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Lifeguards Want ‘Eyes’ Below the Surface

Lifeguards Want ‘Eyes’ Below the Surface

The next wave of ocean-rescue technology is here, and the Hampton Lifeguard Association is raising money to get it into the hands of town and village lifeguards.

Called AquaEye, the handheld device uses sonar to create a sweeping 180-degree image of what’s below the surface of the water, up to 50 meters out.

VodaSafe and AquaEye’s Erik Wolfe joins Jamie Coutts and Brent Paquette on the Growing Up Fire Podcast to talk about the challenges of water rescue.

VodaSafe and AquaEye’s Erik Wolfe joins Jamie Coutts and Brent Paquette on the Growing Up Fire Podcast to talk about the challenges of water rescue.

VodaSafe Director of Sales and Marketing Erik Wolfe joined Jamie Coutts on the Growing Up Fire Podcast and the episode is now live!
Have a listen as they talk about the challenges presented by water and ice rescue, and how technology can play a role in keeping the public and team members safe. Joining them to chat was AquaEye customer Brent Paquette.

You can listen in-app wherever you get your podcasts, or at the link.

VodaSafe qualifies for the finals of the Oddlum Brown Forum Pitch

VodaSafe qualifies for the finals of the Oddlum Brown Forum Pitch

Meet the the 3 Finalists who will each win a $30,000 CAD prize package to fund their business visions!
The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch program continues to evolve to more explicitly help women entrepreneurs harness both the intangible and tangible types of capital that lead to thriving businesses. We want to acknowledge these different types of capitals and support with more depth this year.

VodaSafe is 2022 TIA ‘Company of the Year − Startup’

VodaSafe is 2022 TIA ‘Company of the Year − Startup’

VodaSafe was honored to be selected as the ‘Company of the Year − Startup’ winner at this year's 2022 Technology Impact Awards in Vancouver. In accepting the award, CEO Carlyn Loncaric said she was particularly grateful given the caliber of competition in the...

VodaSafe’s AquaEye offers a lifeline against drowning

VodaSafe’s AquaEye offers a lifeline against drowning

The handheld sonar device can locate people submerged in water or trapped under ice.

One of the most dreaded experiences for lifeguards is searching for a missing person in the water. Conditions may mean visual searching is almost impossible, or – at best – very difficult…

New life-saving device to help with water rescues in north St. Louis County

New life-saving device to help with water rescues in north St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — North County Fire and Rescue recently added a new tool to help with water rescue and recovery efforts.

AquaEye is a handheld sonar device from VodaSafe. Carlyn Loncaric, the company’s CEO and founder, was once a lifeguard. She believed more could be done to prevent drownings.

“It really bothered me that most children drowned within 20 feet of shoreline, and it’s because we can’t see them.” ….

AquaEye Handheld Rescue Scanner Aims to Save Drowning Victims

AquaEye Handheld Rescue Scanner Aims to Save Drowning Victims

Every year, more than 3,500 people in the United States die from drowning. It’s the fifth leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States, and the second leading cause of accidental deaths among children aged 1–14 years. Worldwide, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional death…

PSDiver Magazine Writes Follow-up Review on AquaEye

PSDiver Magazine Writes Follow-up Review on AquaEye

TAWAS CITY – Just shy of three months ago, city council members gave their stamp of approval for the Tawas City Fire Department (TCFD) to establish a Water Rescue/Dive Rescue-Recovery Team. Since that time, the community has expressed its support for the endeavor,...