ABOUT 70 participants from 8 barangays in Mariveles, Bataan joined the Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) training recently.
Sponsored by GNPower Dinginin Ltd. Co. (GNPD), the five-day training taught participants the proper basic first aid techniques, such as hands-only CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), bandaging and knot tying.
The training also had lectures on water safety, demo and practical sessions on rescue and survival techniques, breathing control, water entry and swimming techniques.
The following days of the training involved several demo and practical sessions, such as a physical fitness test, rope rescue techniques and breath-holding proficiency swimming.
The trainees were also enrolled in tougher demos, which included simulation exams and exercises in rubber boat handling.