LBFD Marine Safety Division to conduct non-career ocean lifeguard tryouts

The Long Beach Fire Department Marine Safety Division will host tryouts for non-career ocean lifeguards on Saturday, March 16 to meet the demands of the busier summer months at the beach.
Non-career ocean lifeguards are a key component of the Long Beach Fire Department’s public-safety service during the summer, according to the LBFD. 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, according to the LBFD. 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, 2100 E. Ocean Blvd. on Saturday, March 16. Registration will begin at 8am. Participants should bring a swimsuit, towel, Social Security card and photo identification. The non-career ocean lifeguards are paid positions.
For additional information, call Lifeguard Headquarters at (562) 570-1360.

Source: LBFD

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