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Long Beach Fire Department Lifeguard Tryouts

By jiarviz | March 6, 2014

On Saturday March 15, 2014, beginning at 8:00 a.m. the Long Beach Fire Department will hold an open test for anyone interested in becoming a Seasonal Lifeguard.  Tryouts will be held at the Long Beach Lifeguard Beach Operations located at 2100 East Ocean Blvd (enter off Junipero Ave. for parking lot).

See below for qualifications, exam schedule, and duties. 


Exam Schedule

8:00 a.m.           Briefing and Sign-up

9:00 a.m.           Ocean swim, 1000-yards

9:30 a.m.           Run-Swim-Run

12:00 p.m.        Announce candidate list for pre-employment scored oral interview

12:30 p.m.        Pre-employment interviews begin

2:30 p.m.          Pre-employee briefing

The 1000-yard ocean swim, run-swim-run, and the pre-employment scored oral interviews will determine who qualifies for the Training Program.  Candidates will enter into the training program after successful completion of all pre-employment forms and a medical exam.

The 8-day, 80-hour Training Program is tentatively scheduled for the following four (4) consecutive weekends:  Saturday, May 10-Sunday, May 11; May 17-18; May 24-25 and May 31-June 1.  Training will be from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. daily and include training in lifeguard tactics, lifeguard operations, first aid, D.O.T. first responder, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mechanical resuscitators, rescue buoys, rescue boards, and timed events.  Day 8 will include comprehensive written and practical testing.

Trainees must successfully complete the Training Program to continue employment and may be assigned a schedule for the 2014 season.  Schedules will be assigned based upon total scores accumulated during the Training Program.  The starting pay for a Seasonal Lifeguard is $19.20 per hour, upon completion of the Lifeguard Training Academy.

Ocean Lifeguard Duties


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