How do I become a lifeguard in New Brunswick?
Prerequisites: Minimum 15 years of age. Bronze Cross certification and Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid (need not be current) or from one of these approved agencies. National Lifeguard Pool certification is a prerequisite for the Waterpark Option.
How old do you have to be to take NLS?
The prerequisites for National Lifeguard Pool and Waterfront are: 16-years-old.
What are the different types of lifeguards?
What are the different types of Lifeguards?
- Pool Lifeguard: This type of Lifeguard works for indoor or outdoor pool facilities.
- Water Park Lifeguard: These Lifeguards work at water parks to ensure the safety of guests.
- Beach Lifeguard: This type of Lifeguard works at beaches to watch over ocean swimmers.
How long does a lifeguard course take?
This course is available in traditional, in-person course format (25 hours, 20 minutes) and the Blended Learning course format (19.5 hours in person, 7.5 hours online). The pre-requisites for this course include being 15 years of age and having passed the pre-course swimming skills test.
Is the NLS course hard?
The class itself isn’t too hard (so long as it’s not windy and rainy). You’ll learn how to perform rescues and basic first aid. You’ll be told you need to study your book every day, but you needn’t really.
Are lifeguards paramedics?
All full time lifeguards and many hourly lifeguards are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s). That’s why all permanent lifeguards are trained at the level of Emergency Medical Technician.
What is National Lifeguard certification?
National Lifeguard is Canada’s only nationally recognized lifeguard certification program. National Lifeguard is a legal certificate for lifeguarding throughout the country. National Lifeguard certification is available in four options: Pool, Waterpark, Waterfront, and Surf.
What does a lifeguard do?
Lifeguarding is an exciting and rewarding job that carries great responsibility. Guards take courses and train hard for events they hope will never happen and which they work hard to prevent. NLS guards are always in training to keep their skills, knowledge and fitness sharp.
What are the requirements to become a lifeguard?
Candidates should bring Alert, a whistle, barrier devices (gloves and pocket mask) and proof of prerequisite (previous National Lifeguard).
How long does it take to recertify as a lifeguard?
The recertification may require 6 – 8 hr. depending on the number of candidates. The National Lifeguard recertification exam is your opportunity to demonstrate your skills and recertify your award. You are responsible for reviewing the required content and skills and preparing yourself for the exam.