DEC offers free training for lifeguards

A free waterfront lifeguard course will be offered April 19 through 22 in Gloversville.

People who are at least 16 years old and have vision of 20/70 or better interested in lifeguarding positions at Department of Environmental Conservation facilities this summer may register.

Candidates that complete the course will be considered for employment. The course includes certification in required lifeguarding and waterfront skills, CPR/AED (cardiopulmonary resuscitation/automated external defibrillator) for the professional rescuer, and first aid.

Immediately following the course, eligible candidates will have the opportunity to take the DEC qualifying procedure. Only individuals that pass the qualifying procedure can be employed as DEC lifeguards.

Seasonal lifeguard positions are available at DEC campgrounds throughout the Adirondack and Catskill parks. Most facilities offer free housing or site accommodations. 

For more information on the course, qualifying procedure, or to pre-register, call 518-457-2500 ext. #1, e-mail DEC at , or visit the Employment Opportunities in Summer Recreation section of DEC’s website.

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