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February, 2016  // Posts published in February, 2016

26 Feb Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Drownings

Drownings

Drownings

Here in a beach town we’ve always been acutely aware of the dangers of drowning and the potential effect on the local economy, but few of us stop to think about the global implications. According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide. There are an […]

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22 Feb Uncategorized | Comments Off on Heroes Around Us

Heroes Around Us

Heroes Around Us

Tuesday night a call dropped in the evening. The original version was a 911 call and was that there was a suicidal person that jumped off the causeway. The caller wasn’t specific about the exact area. The dispatchers called Fire, EMS, Police, and Beach Patrol (Galveston Marine Response) who all headed that way. Fire and […]

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12 Feb Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Texas Lifeguard Groups

Texas Lifeguard Groups

Texas Lifeguard Groups

About 8 years back I was contacted by the City Manager of the City of South Padre. A number of their citizens were concerned because they’d had a higher than normal drownings on their beaches. He was very interested in starting up a lifeguard service for their city. Several visits later, I wrote up an […]

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