Long Beach Fire Department to Hold Seasonal Lifeguard Tryouts

The Long Beach Fire Department will be holding tryouts for anyone interested in becoming a seasonal lifeguard at Long Beach Lifeguard Beach Operations on Sunday.

Each candidate must bring picture identification such as a valid driver’s license, California identification card, or birth certificate with a school photo ID card, swimsuit and towel to the tryouts. Applicants aren’t required to have had training or experience prior to trying out. They must be 17 years or older by July 1, 2018 and anyone under 18 years old must possess a valid work permit.

Sign-ups begin at 8:00AM and tryouts will start at 9:00AM. The 1,000-yard swim and run-swim-run will determine which candidates will move forward to the pre-employment scored oral interviews that will take place at 12:30PM. The pre-employment oral interview will determine who qualifies for the Training Program. Candidates will be entered in the program once they complete all pre-employment forms and medical exam, according to the release.

The Training Program is scheduled for May 12, 20, 26-27, and June 2-3, 9-10 for a total of 80 hours and begins at 8:00AM each day. Training will include lifeguard tactics, lifeguard operations, first aid, Department of Transportation (D.O.T) first responder, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, rescue buoys, rescue boards and timed events. Day eight will include a comprehensive written and practical test.

The starting pay for a seasonal lifeguard is $19.97 per hour. Lifeguard duties include answering calls for help and performing rescue and resuscitation work, warning bathers of beach and water hazards, taking charge of lost children and assisting in salvage operations of small boats.

For more information on Sunday’s tryouts, visit the link here.

Long Beach Lifeguard Beach Operations is located at 2100 East Ocean Boulevard.

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