The Philippine Coastguard launches today a free Search and Rescue Training.
Together with the Phil. Coastguard Auxiliary, a Water Search & Rescue, Rubber Boat & Operation Maintenance or WASER/RBOM training is to be conducted in the island of Boracay.
Joining on the said training are the members of the Philippine Coastguard, the Philippine Army, PNP, Red Cross, Boracay Action Group and some volunteers.
Commenced with a Classroom Instruction in Station 1, at Club paraw, the water training will be conducted on the beaches of Boracay.
According to Lt. Senior Grade, Jimmy Oliver Vingno of Phil. Coastguard, included in the exercises are Basic life support, basic water exit, proper use and handling of rubber boats and first aid.
The trainees on the said activity can be considered as Life Guards whenever there is a need for a response for calamities on the island.
Vingno added that apart from avoiding drowning incidents, this training is important as it will help the local residents of Boracay on how to respond to sea or water related accidents without the help of the mentioned agencies.
They will also conduct a week long training in April.
Meanwhile the current training will last for six days which will end on Saturday, 23rd of March 2013.