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Emergency services relaunch their Twitter “keep safe” campaign 

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The 112 emergency service for the Canary Islands has relaunched its summer campaign # Risk0 to try and head off tragedies in the soaring heat.

The centre will be using its Twitter site of @112canarias to give invaluable tips and advice.

Preventative measures will be shared, as well as different recommendations to safely enjoy a day at the beach or in the mountains and avoid any incidents.

The Twitter site has more than 141,000 followers and advice will be issued using the hashtags of #gift # Risk and #Verano.

The tips will include what to do in a heatwave, how to help anyone affected by the extreme temperatures and keeping safe in the sea and countryside.

“In this way, CECOES 1-1-2 aims to teach citizens how to protect themselves and, in case of emergency, to know how to react appropriately,” said a spokesman.

They are reminding anyone who calls 112 to try and keep calm, explain what has happened and give clear directions as to where they are. This will help with the swift arrival of the emergency services.

There is also an app you can download free of charge called FRESS112 which will provide the rescuers with exact location details and even allow pictures of the scene or text messages to be transmitted for specific groups, such as people deaf or hard of hearing.

*The 112 service has English speaking staff, just ask to be connected to them in the event of an emergency.