The French Rescue and First Aid Federation

In 1906 she became the FNSNS (National Federation of Swimming and Rescue Societies) and in 1920, split into two separate federations, on one side the French Swimming Federation, on the other the National Federation of Swimming and Rescue which will change its name again in 1925 (the word “swimming” disappears definitively) to become the FNS (National Federation of Rescue).

Pronounced Deuzeffe

The FFSS or two F, two S (pronounced deuzeffe deuzesse) is a federation that oversees associations approved or authorized.


The federation exercises control over the associations and organize their examinations. Resolutely focused on rescue, first aid training is organized for all, but the ultimate goal of the FFSS is to train sea rescuers or BNSSA and in all cases to encourage trainees to follow multiple courses (rates a lot more interesting for complete courses than for isolated courses).

The FFSS is, moreover, the only authority to issue the bathing supervisors’ certificates (BSB), the sesame for animators who want to supervise swimming in recreational centers or colors.

Rescue And First Aid

Mostly known for its nautical rescue activities, (as recalled by the anchor on the marine logo), the French Federation of Rescue and First Aid is increasingly active in the more “terrestrial” areas of first aid.


In 1892 Raymond Pitt, a gymnastics teacher, decided to unite all the rescue companies. He founded the UNN (Swimmers Union of Normandy) then, seven years later, the UFSNS (Federal Union of Swimming and Rescue Societies) who will change his name several times.


Finally, the FNS will take its current name of FFSS in 1973. The FFSS is at the origin of the creation of the ILS (International Federation of aquatic rescue).


While their activities were quite confidential a few years ago, the rescue teams of the FFSS are multiplying and diversifying their actions:

Public Events

FFSS Ambulances FFSS rescuers have to intervene on fixed or traveling emergency stations, on sporting events that pose a particular risk (motocross, marathons, cycling races) to ensure the safety of athletes and visitors. The FFSS derives most of its revenue from these positions.

 They participate in contingency plans at major public events, to respond to the risks associated with the movement of crowds (parades, national holidays, concerts and celebrity shows, etc.). The teams intervene under cover of the SAMU, and most often alongside other associations of first aid.

 Finally, like all civil security actors, the FFSS can be integrated into special emergency plans. Some specialized units (pyrotechnics, rescue-clearing) can be sent abroad during exceptional events, for example, the floods in Algeria.


The FFSS has many monitors. She is approved for teaching first aid, (necessary to integrate a rescue team). The FFSS is also one of the few associations to offer PSE training to the general public, although like all other associations, it is possible to pass training free of charge in return for voluntary participation in its relief actions.

The FFSS promotes first aid to the population. It conducts initiations in school or professional and collaborates with socio-cultural associations or sports to make known the gestures of relief.

First Aid

World First Aid Day In Venezuela Passes Below The Avepae Table. Massify First Aid In Venezuela

It is likely that someone will point me out, for not knowing the “World First Aid Day”, (The second Saturday of each September); in 43 years of active volunteer and assiduous reader of the written press, not even by the institutions that I have been a direct and indirect part, I had heard or read something about this day; but right as the saying says do not go to bed without learning something new.

Beautiful day for Civil Protection, Fire Bodies, Rescue Groups, Red Cross, Educational Institutions, Community Councils, NGOs, Civil Associations, Churches, Voluntary Organizations in general, Scouts others: Activities that highlight and educate the population in First Aid, which by the way is so necessary that makes us. (Or is not it).Well, I can think of it and not pick up hives, if UDS does not do it, let others do it if they do.

All organizations named above and those not named are invited (Student of Disaster Management, others … not only to celebrate “World First Aid Day” but to make it a reality in our communities, the  World Day of First aid.”

Accident Insurance Of The Riojana Federation Of Mountain

Covered Activities

Hiking, Camps, Walking and Hiking, Climbing Wall, Canicross, Mountaineering, Mountain and High Mountain, Climbing, Ravines, Mountain Race, Caving, Snowshoeing, Mountain Skiing, Snow Mountain, Ferrata Ways, Nordic Walking and Splitboard.

Likewise, it will be considered an accident, the freezes produced as a consequence of the high mountain sports activity. Similarly, heat shock and hypothermia as a result of the insured’s exposure during sports activities. The pulmonary and cerebral edema produced in height will also be considered as an accident, derived exclusively from variations in atmospheric pressure in sports practice. Likewise, injuries caused by insect bites, animal bites and lightning strikes will be considered as accidents during sports practice.     

Optional Coverages : MTB Mountain Bike, Alpine Skiing (includes Telemark and Snow Ski), Nordic Ski / Snowboard and Background

Accepted Rescue

It will be understood the rescue of the covered Insured, when he presents injuries for which he cannot return, to a safe place, by his means; Likewise, the covered rescue will be understood, when there are no other means to ensure the life of the Insured. The relief of the Insured is included when a medical emergency arises that entails a vital risk for the Federated, there being no other alternative than the rescue to guarantee the life of the Insured. Up to a maximum of 12,000.00 Euros in the National Territory and 24,000.00 Euros in the International Territory.

The Regional Federation

The Regional Federation Of Rescue And Lifeguard Program Two Courses For Lifeguards In Salamanca

The Federation of Rescue and Lifeguard of Castilla y León (FECKLESS) has two training courses for lifeguards in Salamanca scheduled for 2017, representing 7.1% of the total number of courses in the autonomous community and locates the province in the fifth place in the training of lifeguards.

The training of Lifeguard in Aquatic Facilities (SIAC) of the Royal Spanish Lifesaving Federation (RFESS) is recognized by the International Federation (ILS, in its acronym in English) and the Junta de Castilla y León and accredits, upon request of interested persons over 18 years of age , as an Expert in Leisure Activities in Aquatic Rescue.

The courses are held, for over 15 years, on weekends including contents in anatomy, physiology, first aid, swimming, legislation, psychology and theory and practice of rescue.

Students have an updated training package with the latest innovations and materials in both first aid and rescue equipment, with teachers specialized in the most recent techniques and updated in aquatic rescue, as well as an employment exchange with national offers once passed the formation.

The courses are scheduled for weekends from April 28 to May 20 in Salamanca. Also, a Rescue and Lifeguard monitor course will be developed on April 21 in the province.