Putting safety first in La Cala del Moral

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FIRST AID: Teachers and lifeguards are being trained in first aid.

SCHOOLS and beaches are places where safety has to come first, which is why a number of training courses are being held this year to ensure that those manning them are able to provide correct, efficient first aid procedures in the case of an accident.

The most recent courses to be completed were at the Gregorio Marañon School in La Cala del Moral, where teachers and other school staff members have been given practical training in how to cope with the most common accidents that occur at schools.

Medical professionals from 061 Emergency Services, Malaga headquarters, were on hand to show techniques including basic reanimation, clearing airways and placing patients in the recovery position, and also gave advice on what to do in the event of choking, falls, burns, and cuts and wounds.

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At the same time, 36 new lifeguards have passed their tests in Salobreña after five intensive weeks of training.

They were presented with their official certificates by local mayor Maria Eugenia Rufino, and the President of the Andalucian Lifeguard Federation Juan Jose Sanchez, who stressed the importance of lifeguards to protect the public on beaches and in swimming pools.

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