International Life-Saving Federation
Fédération internationale de sauvetage aquatique (FIS)
Internationaler Verband für Wasserrettung
1910 Paris France
1910, Paris (France), as Fédération internationale de sauvetage, at instigation of French national federation. First recommendations had been made by U-XU2679 - Mediterranean Life Saving Institute, 1878, Marseille (France), although only definitely set up at 3rd Congress, Sep 1926, Amsterdam (Netherlands), under the name International Association for Life-Saving and First Aid to the Injured (IALSFI) -- Association internationale de sauvetage et de premiers secours en cas d'accidents. Subsequently called Fédération internationale de sauvetage et de secourisme (FISS). Other name changes: 6 Feb 1952, Paris, at a constitutional meeting - Fédération internationale de sauvetage, de secourisme et de sports utilitaires; in 1963 - Fédération internationale de sauvetage et de sports utilitaires; 1985 - listed title. Ceased to exist, 2 Sep 1994, Cardiff (UK), when merged with U-XF0710 - World Life Saving (WLS) to form B-XC0121 - International Life Saving Federation (ILS), following merger agreement 24 Feb 1993, Leuven (Belgium).
Create, develop and support institutions concerned with life-saving in and at water; spread teaching through practical sports and scientific and technical research in the field; spread the idea of the social usefulness of activities aiming to strengthen every person in psycho-physical aptitude for life-saving; support the training of voluntary life-savers; organize international congresses on life-saving and practical first aid; practice life-saving training in water and ashore; foster world-wide friendship and solidarity between life-saving and first aid associations; improve life-saving devices and popularize new methods; participate in helping victims of disasters both in peace and war.
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