Fort Lauderdale Ocean Rescue requires lifeguards to undergo a rigorous annual in-service training curriculum and schedule that meets and/or exceeds the United States Lifesaving Association’s requirement for Agency Certification.
This includes the following requirements:
- All lifeguards to receive at least 40 hours of supervised open-water lifesaving training and preventive lifeguard skills.
- Every six months, skills testing in CPR, and 500 meter swim in under 10 minutes.
- Requiring daily physical training of between 30 to 45 minutes, in the morning, for swimming, running, paddleboard training, weight training, and medical training.
- Minimum credentials as Emergency Medical Responders; most have earned Emergency Medical Technician certification and some have a Paramedic certification.
- Meeting all standards for Emergency Medical Technician for the state of Florida
Training in Basic Life Support and/or encouraging training in Advanced Life Support in the marine environment in conjunction with Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.
If interested in becoming a part of FLOR please contact our office : 954-828-4595
Or HR : 954-828-5300