The YMCA “Ready to Respond” (R2R) initiative is aimed at lowering health and safety related incidents by focusing on two primary objectives:
1. Increasing lifesaving knowledge, skills and awareness through quality education and training.
2. Ensuring modern, up-to-date equipment and supplies are accessible, and that emergency protocols are in place and adhered to, in all YMCA programmes.
Efforts of the R2R initiative are focused in two main areas; 1) Safety Around Water and 2) Emergency Response.