Our guards are happy to provide water safety for your private function. Please provide your contact information and a brief event description on our contact page and we’ll contact you to make arrangements.
Is your group, school, club, or organization interested in learning about beach and ocean safety? Reach out to our Prevention and Training Officer to schedule a presentation.
Please note that during peak times, presentations may not be available.
Learn how to respond to first aid, cardiac, and breathing emergencies, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Adult and Pediatric options available.
Course availability is subject to change per our Training Officer.
Becoming a member of the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps is not as easy as becoming a lifeguard at the neighborhood swimming pool. It takes more than being able to swim and pass the standard tests for lifesaving. It takes character and commitment, as the training schedule and demands on a recruit are intense.
During training, attendance is mandatory. Recruits take part in a very demanding training course held over 10 to 12 consecutive weekends and some weekdays. Recruits are taught the principles of Open Water and Closed Water Lifeguarding, as well as: Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder), Basic Life Support CPR/AED, Rescue Watercraft Operations, Emergency Communications, Public Relations, Incident Command System, Agency History, Guidelines, Policies, and Procedures, and basic knowledge of Jacksonville Beach.
While being a recruit is daunting hard work, our members look back with pride at the fact they got through it and can serve the bather and beachgoers in Jacksonville Beach with the upmost amount of qualifications and professionalism.
Once a recruit makes it through the course, they earn the rank of Recruit Surfman and quickly discover that there is more to learn as they sit on the beach their first year.
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Are you interested in lifeguarding – but not quite old enough yet? This course is designed to give 9 to 15 year-olds a sneak peek into what it takes to become a lifeguard with us. We cover all the basics and get you ready to enter the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps Recruit Class when you turn 16.
Course length: times vary based on course week
What is involved?
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To schedule a private tour please contact us and our Public Relations Officer will contact you.
Please note, tours are subject to last minute cancellation if Lifeguards are extremely busy responding to emergencies.