Emergency Response and Rescue Corps

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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.

Read more: E.R.R.C. starts Lifeguarding Service at Blue Lagoon

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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). 

Read more: Full Cave Diving and Rescue Course in Sicily

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Today, Emergency Response and Rescue Corps Volunteers and Cadets participated in the World Clean up Campaign 2014 in two different places.

Read more: ERRC joins the World Clean Up Campaign 2014


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.

Read more: Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course held by ERRC in Gozo


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.

Read more: ERRC Ambulance and First Aid Service at Nadur Carnival 2014