24 January 2013

Angola: Fire-Department Train Volunteer Rescuers

Sumbe — Sixty trainees are attending since Wednesday a volunteer rescuer course in Sumbe district, coastal Kwanza Sul province, as part of Safe Beaches Project of Angola (PSA), with a view to ensuring greater safety to the users.

The 30-day training will discuss topics such as introduction of water rescue, concept and definitions, technical rescue in the water environment, basic life support.

The participants will also discuss topics like quality of rescue swimmer and swimming duties, principles of rescue materials, equipment for assistance on the beaches, weather and environmental conditions in aquatic rescue.

Useful advice for the bathers as well as rescue techniques and water rescue, are also part of the course.

The provincial commander of the Civil Protection Services and Fire-fighter in Kwanza Sul, Conceicao Simão Dias, said the volunteer rescuer must be endowedwith a spirit of sacrifice and self-denial for better performance of the task.

Addressing the opening ceremony, the provincial delegate of Interior Ministry, the commissioner Valmiro da Cruz Verdades, said that the training will ensure Surveillance in the beaches.

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