Easter is over and those looking forward to spending some time on the beaches can rest assured that safety measures are already in force.
Last week the ‘Medios Acuáticos’ company assigned its lifeguards to local beaches and set up its first aid and emergency facilities. There are now 16 lifeguard watchtowers, painted bright yellow and white, along the 27 kilometres of coast, and 15 first aid posts.
This year the beach safety service will be in operation for more than 149 days (over 43,000 hours in total). During the rest of April and the month of May, lifeguard and first aid services will be provided at weekends, from 11.30am to 7.30pm, and these will then be extended to every day of the week from June to September.
As they did last year, the safety personnel will be equipped with megaphones in case they need to give warnings to the public.
There are also two ambulances with emergency equipment, a multi-purpose 4x4 vehicle, a semi-rigid boat and two jetskis.
This year there are 32 lifeguards, two managers, four emegency medical staff, three boat crew and one staff member to man the coordination centre.