9 May 2022
At the lake in Recreation park “Beberlini” – international trainings to strengthen the rescue skills of the drowning
On April 26, in Liepaja, Recreation park “Beberlini” (Latvia), the international project LLI-441 “ONLY SAFE! training to introduce rescue operations for drowning in two different countries – Lithuania and Latvia – in areas where swimming and sailing are prohibited.
The training was held in a beautiful natural area near the lake in Recreation park “Beberlini”, surrounded by both dunes and centuries-old pines. A mobile meeting tent was specially set up here.
In the first part of the event, the Chief Specialist of Practical Training of the Lithuanian Fire School presented his and his colleagues’ experience in rescuing the drowning. Through the videos, several real situations were analyzed and right and wrong actions were discussed. The equipment used to rescue people drowning in our country, the peculiarities of transportation of victims, first aid and rescue during the winter are also presented, and the possible injuries in such situations are discussed.
Firefighters from the Kurzeme Region Brigade of the State Fire and Rescue Service were invited to share their experience in Latvia. They introduced the specialized equipment used to rescue the drowning person to the training participants and colleagues from Lithuania, and told them in detail about the peculiarities of its use. The practical sessions demonstrated and taught how to use a float or horseshoe.