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LBFD Marine Safety Division Lifeguard Tryouts

By Will Nash | March 8, 2013

On Saturday, March 16 the Long Beach Fire Department, Marine Safety Division will host tryouts for Non-Career Ocean Lifeguards. Beach goers from our local communities and around the world visit the Long Beach shoreline every year. The summer months are particularly busy, and the Long Beach Fire Department, Marine Safety Division keeps a keen eye on all those in our waterways.

Non-Career Ocean Lifeguards are a key component of the Long Beach Fire Department’s public safety service during the summer. Lifeguards are responsible for watching the water along seven miles of beaches and 22 square miles of waterways. This includes the oceanfront, waterfront along Bayshore Drive, Marina Park, Mother’s Beach, and Colorado Lagoon.

Those interested in becoming Non-Career Ocean Lifeguards should be physically fit, motivated by public service, and prepared to compete in a 1,000 yard open water ocean swim, and run-swim-run. Qualifying individuals will be offered an opportunity to complete non-career lifeguard training, and successful graduates become eligible to enter the Long Beach Lifeguard workforce.

Tryouts will be held at Long Beach Lifeguard Headquarters at 2100 E. Ocean Boulevard on Saturday, March 16. Registration begins promptly at 8:00AM. Participants should bring a swim suit, towel, social security card and photo identification. For additional information, please call Lifeguard Headquarters at 562.570.1360.

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