Luz de Maria Montiel Ornelas is 15 years old and a high school student. In her free time during the past five months she has served as a volunteer for the Puerto Vallarta Lifeguards.
She is the only female of the 30 young people who volunteer for the Municipal Coordination of Civil Protection and Fire.
Since childhood, she has imagined working with a rescue agency in serving society and it is something she is passionate about and proud, so when the opportunity was presented to her and she received full support by her parents, she enlisted to serve as a volunteer.
Ornelas Montiel has participated in several training courses by lifesaving instructors.
Her role as a volunteer is to be an assistant to the Lifeguards on constant duty on the streets and beaches in performing rescue maneuvers and helping with the necessary tools and monitoring the radio.
"When you love what you do there are no limitations and the learning is not complicated. I go to school during the week and in my free time I volunteer which is something that fulfills and motivates me each day," says the teenager.
She recognizes that tasks being performed by the Lifeguards and Firefighters are not easy because it requires discipline and a great commitment to colleagues and with oneself, "it is not something simple, we prepare every day and give the best we can," she said.
Luz Maria's joining the Lifeguards has been the best decision she could take in her personal development even though she plans to continue studying for a BA and seeking a job opportunity in the corporate world.
She takes the opportunity to "tell all the young people about getting involved in the training courses offered by the Municipal Civil Protection and Fire Coordination to know the great work done by this institution and be part of the team of rescuers who daily take to the streets and beaches to help those who are in danger."
Translated and edited by Team Angels
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