5-year-old’s life saved by trained and prepared lifeguards.

A group of young lifeguards were honored as neighborhood heroes recently by the Denver police department and the Daniels Fund.

Alaina Larson (20), Myrisa Garcia (15), Zach Stout (19), and Anita Muniz (21) worked together to save a 5-year-old girl after a 6-year-old girl from the same daycare alerted the lifeguards that her friend had sunk to the bottom of the pool. As Alaina and Myrisa performed CPR, Anita called 911 and relayed the information to the rescue team as they were en route. Zach Stout stood by, defibrillator properly prepared in case it was needed.

“This outcome could have been tragic if not for the quick actions of the 6-year-old girl and the teamwork and professionalism of all the lifeguards involved,” according to a statement from Denver police spokeswoman Vicki Ferrari.

Being properly trained with an Emergency Response Plan in place can mean the matter of life and death. If you’re not trained in first aid or CPR, check out Think Safe’s certified Online Training! The American Lifeguard Association (ALA) endorses the First Voice Emergency Instruction Device; see why it’s the key element of being prepared for anything.

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Source: Denver Post
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