Whistles are essential equipment for a number of jobs: gym teacher, football referee, traffic cop. But the humble whistle is perhaps most at home in the hands of a lifeguard, as Alexxis Turner explained. She was the head guard for Phillips Pool in the City of Pittsburgh.
“Kids don't, they will not take you seriously if you don't use your whistle,” she said. “Sometimes you have to use your whistle and then you have to point so they know: you're talking to them, you mean business.”
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