Long Beach Junior Lifeguards
The Long Beach Junior Lifeguard Program offers students ages nine to seventeen instruction in lifeguard rescue techniques, first aid, ocean sports, physical conditioning, and marine ecology. Participants also have the opportunity to become CPR certified. This program gives students the experience they need for future careers as lifeguards or in various public service professions.
Field trips and competitions highlight the six-week course. All aspects of beach activity will be explored from running to skin diving. The program is presented in a manner that will enable students to participate to the best of his or her ability while learning new skills. We end each summer with the annual Ironguard event, a four mile run and two mile swim that shows students the progress they have made throughout the summer.
Long Beach CERT
Our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.Using the training learned in the classroom and during live exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Completing the CERT program empowers you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make a difference in your community and at home. “It’s about doing the greatest good, for the greatest number of people, in the shortest amount of time.”
Long Beach Fire Ambassadors
The Fire Ambassadors are an organization of retirees over 55 that work with the Long Beach Fire Department under the direction of the Community Services Division. Providing fire safety presentations to the third grades in the Long Beach School District is the main function. The Fire Safety House has a simulated kitchen and bedroom to teach awareness of fire hazards in the home and emergency exiting procedures. The “smoke” machine provides a dramatic, realistic experience for the children to learn how to react in a dangerous situation. Firefighters interact with the children by explaining their duties, showing equipment on the fire engine and answering questions.