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Training keeps personnel ready for pool emergencies

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Emergency responders with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and South Scott County Ambulance prepare to load Sam Polivick onto a stretcher during a pool safety drill on Friday at the Sikeston YMCA. In the mock accident Polivick, who played the role of a swimmer who stopped breathing, was rescued from the water. Lifeguards, along with the two agencies, went through several situations on Friday to practice their response in a pool emergency.
(Photo by Michelle Felter, Staff)
Drills provide opportunity to check response

SIKESTON -- Practice makes perfect.

That's just what the aquatics staff at the Sikeston YMCA, Sikeston Department of Public Safety and South Scott Ambulance Service worked toward on Friday in a pool safety drill.

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