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The Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards honor outstanding achievement in the technical rescue discipline of swiftwater and flood rescue. They are not heroism awards, but rather recognize preparedness, teamwork, and a job well done, often under extreme con...
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Higgins & Langley Memorial and Education Fund
Barbara Leibovitz, Producer; Jaime Hellman, Writer/Director; Nancy J. Rigg, Associate Producer
With haunting music by Dougie MacLean, this brief, emotionally-charged DVD, by award-winning documentary filmmaker Nancy Rigg
, is a visual anthem to swiftwater rescue.
Nancy Rigg, founder of the ...
Nancy Rigg, founder of the Higgins and Langley Awards for swiftwater rescue, writes, "I could NOT believe that after a mere hour, they were calling off the search - with NO plans for any follow-up search or recovery effort or anything - when my fiancé, Earl Higgins, was swept down the flood-swollen Los Angeles River, after trying to rescue a child who had fallen into the water.
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Camarillo resident, Nancy Rigg, founded DSN, which is sponsored by a small nonprofit organization, the Higgins & Langley Memorial and Education Fund.
is an amazing source of information for families who have lost loved ones to drowning.
In addition to support, we were encouraged to educate ourselves about our grief, drowning awareness and prevention, and how to help others.
Russ is meeting Nancy
on September 15th, if all goes well on his journey.
In 1992-93, Rigg
worked closely with local public safety agencies, including the Los Angeles Fire Department
, Los Angeles County Fire Department
and Lifeguards, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
to establish a pioneering multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional swiftwater rescue program to "Give victims who are swept away in floodwaters a good chance to be rescued," says Rigg
, "and protect first responders who need to perform swiftwater rescue operations and keep them safe in this extremely dangerous environment.
The Los Angeles swiftwater and flood rescue program has served as a model worldwide.
"We wish Russell Reddick a safe journey," says Rigg
"I was totally isolated when Earl was swept away," Rigg
notes that drowning is a year-round threat.
National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue - Who Are We?
Nancy Rigg - HIGGINS LANGLEY RESCUE (temp)
Specialist Water Rescue
Moving Into the 21st Century
By Nancy J. Rigg
...Nancy J. Rigg is a writer, filmmaker and consultant with an extensive background in search and rescue, public safety education, and disaster preparedness.She
is a frequent contributor to 9-1-1 Magazine