Warmer Weather Means Busier Days For Lifeguards

Warmer Weather Means Busier Days For Lifeguards

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Spring Break 2013 has been slow for lifeguards in Orange Beach, thanks to cool weather and a chilly Gulf of Mexico.

But when the weather gets warmer- lifeguards will be ready to save lives.

Five years ago, Orange Beach only had one lifeguard that worked about two hours a day.

Last year- the city hired four additional lifeguards.

This summer, six lifeguards will patrol and guard seven miles of beach- they'll work nine hours a day, seven days a week.

Lifeguards in Orange Beach will use the latest life-saving tools and equipment including guard towers, ATV's, jet-skis and AED's.

All six lifeguards know CPR and basic first-aid but next month, they'll take a 21-hour first-responder course and get additional medical training.


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