Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
All full time lifeguards and many hourly lifeguards are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's). Hourly lifeguards are certified to a minimum of American Red Cross Emergency Response.
Lifeguards are normally the first on the scene of beach related accidents. That's why all permanent lifeguards are trained at the level of Emergency Medical Technician. Lifeguards respond to over 2,500 medical aids each year.