Although lifeguards conduct many functions in many regions, a lifeguard’s fundamental responsibility is:
The health and safety and well-being of all visitors in the guarded area, in both land and sea, through sleepless and right response.
At the lowest, a lifeguard is competent in first aid skills, rescue swimming, and public relations. At the premier level, a lifeguard is an experienced EMT who handles a vast assortment of skills in many situations that may not even involve lifeguarding in the conventional sense. These skills can include education in Code 3 Emergency Driving Techniques, Personal Water Craft Rescue, law enforcement, ATV operations and many other advanced skills.
The level of skills and experience that you will need in order to be hired depends absolutely on the lifeguard role required and the lifeguarding surroundings you wish to enter. For example, someone who is…