Lifeguard Divisions of Fire Departments

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JayG
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Lifeguard Divisions of Fire Departments

Postby JayG » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:14 pm

I recently learned that some large US fire departments with lots of beaches actually have a lifeguard division that is part of the fire department.

Two such Dept. are LA County and San Diego. What I found was very cool is that they are not only trained in basic lifeguarding but also in many specialized areas such as swift water rescue, underwater rescue/recovery, and cliff rescue, and some are even paramedics.
http://www.lacofdturnout.com/lifeguards/
http://www.sandiego.gov/lifeguards/index.shtml

I know we don't do this in Canada but I thought it was pretty cool and wanted to share what other departments are doing with specialized services.

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Postby HookandLadder » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:30 am

That's pretty cool. I always figured that David Hasslehoff would be a good firefighter. It all makes sense to me now! LOL
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Postby JayG » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:43 pm

Hahaha.
I remember Baywatch! I didn't know at the time that it was actually based on the LSCoFD Lifeguard division though.


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