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Emergency insight for Canary students 

The 1-1-2 emergency control centre for the Ca- nary Islands has been taking its message of “keep safe and be prepared” out to local schools.

The latest emergency and safety day was held in Las Palmas on Gran Canaria when students were given expert tips, both in theory and practice.

The idea is to make them aware of what to do in the event of a real-life emergency but also how to avoid accidents in the first place. This applies as much to the street as it does to school and home.

The workshop included basic first aid, how to cope with a choking incident or trauma whilst awaiting the arrival of an ambulance. They were shown how to recognise a state of unconsciousness and how to take a pulse, as well as basic heart massage.

The event also included an insight into the new technology used, including the free application for smartphones, FRESS112.

The police also took part in the information day, showing their various pieces of emergency equipment and explaining how they dealt with various emergencies.