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lifeguard

A call sign used by air ambulance aircraft. This call sign is used in the flight plan and also in radio communications. In the latter case, it means expeditious and priority handling of aircraft is required. The call sign “Lifeguard” is followed by an aircraft registration number (e.g., “Lifeguard two five six”).
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According to deputy government spokesperson Klelia Vassiliou, the decision to meet an increased need for the services of lifeguards, "following the increase in tourism revenue, ascertained by the Statistical Service, and the improvement in the seasonality of the tourist product".
The lifeguard said: "The dog had become disoriented in the water and was unable to swim back, so I paddled out and guided him in towards the shore.
GOERS are being urged to take extra care as lifeguards will lower the flags and pack their equipment away on Wales' beaches for the final time this weekend.
Luckily the man was well enough today to come and thank our lifeguards for treating him and we are really grateful to him for doing so.
It all starts with hiring the right candidate - although regular training sessions are very important, a well-trained lifeguard will be able to prevent incidents rather than being reactive.
IT MAY not be the best weather for the beach - but that hasn't stopped the Royal National Lifeboat Institution putting out a call for new lifeguards to watch over the nine patrolled beaches of Merseyside this summer.
We have to run around and repeatedly ask people to get out of the water after sunset but not many care to listen," said a lifeguard on duty at the Al Bateen beach.
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeguards have been back in action keeping watch over Saltburn and Redcar beaches over the weekend.
Rather than looking to cut lifeguard cover they should be looking to increase the lifeguard season and coverage, particularly at Rest Bay.
Still, Johnston pauses; here a lifeguard will often intercede in what's listed in the logbook as a prevention, or a "prevent" (included here is the "wet prevent," when the lifeguard enters the water to remove someone from harm, but the victim doesn't make contact with the can).
The department today expressed regret and disappointment at yesterday's collective sick-leave action by lifeguards while its dialogue with their union was ongoing.
They have shown their skills and leadership on many occasions thereby earning the respect as a private lifeguard provider.