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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