Civil Guard preparing for Semana Santa
The board of the Civil Guard in Sosúa (la Defensa Civil Sosúa) has launched a first aid course for their members. Those interested can sign up. The course consists of 60 hours of practical lessons. The Civil Guard under the inspiring leadership of the front man Héctor Vásquez, organizes every year a few weeks before the celebration of Semana Santa, first aid courses for volunteers. Semana Santa is the name used in Spanish-speaking countries for Holy Week, the week before Easter. During Semana Santa almost all Dominicans go to the seaside resorts (including Sosúa), to spend the holiday week there. The Dominicans party with lots of food, drink and dance and music. Unfortunately, some revelers drink too much, and that leads to many accidents every year.
The first aid squad of the Civil Guard must often come to help in order to save lives. Fortunately, they are all well prepared thanks to these courses.
Source: Sosua News
March 5, 2016
Category: DR News |