Yesterday, the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps started its yearly lifeguarding service at the Blue Lagoon in Comino. E.R.R.C. lifeguards are stationed at the centre of the Blue Lagoon area with the support of the hydro ambulance Lifesaver 1, for the provision of prompt transportation to Mgarr or Cirkewwa Harbours. The first day of service was busy for the lifeguards on duty. They assisted a number of tired swimmers, who tried to cross over to Cominotto, to the shore.
Recently two ERRC staff and volunteers, Dr Matthew Montabello and Mr Etienne Micallef have indergone specialised training in full cave diving and rescue. The training was done in Sicily, Italy and it was hosted by ISDA (International Scuba Diving Academy).
Today, Emergency Response and Rescue Corps Volunteers and Cadets participated in the World Clean up Campaign 2014 in two different places.
Being the Maltese faculty of PHTLS, the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps has conducted a Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course over two days on the 26 and 27 April at the ERRC training headquarters. The twelve participants, made up of six volunteers of the ERRC and six personnel from the Armed Forces of Malta, who enrolled for the course, have successfully completed it.
As in previous years, the Nadur Local Council has entrusted the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps to provide first aid and ambulance service at the 5-day carnival festivities in Nadur. The carnival in Nadur draws large crowds, its majority from Malta. As always, Saturday was the most crowded, making it the busiest day for the volunteers of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps, having to cater for large amount of casualties.