The 2018 season of the Access to Water Activities and Readiness Education (AWARE) program is underway! Over 100 youth participants, ages 9-17, enjoyed instruction in lifeguarding basics at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center in the City of Commerce on March 29 and April 3, 2018.
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The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division hosted an Emergency Medical Services Recognition Ceremony to honor the exemplary service delivered by lifeguards, firefighters and Good Samaritans, while also reuniting rescuers and survivors on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Santa Monica Fire Department Battalion 300 Headquarters.
Beachgoers in Los Angeles County might notice a touch of pink in our ocean lifeguards’ uniform this month. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division is partnering with their Leadership and Women’s Committee to swap its regular blue hat for a pink one throughout October.
For the past 10 years, Los Angeles County lifeguards have joined forces with their peer agencies from up and down the Southern California coast to give a helping hand to lifeguards in Montañita, Ecuador during the extremely busy Carnival celebration. This year was no different, as recurrent Ocean Lifeguard Charlie Patch, Ocean Lifeguard Paul Mitre and Ocean Lifeguard Connor Virjee assisted the Ecuadorians in making nearly 200 rescues in five days.
At approximately 8:08 AM The Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 24 received a report of a vehicle in the submerged in the Palmdale Aqueduct. LACoFD Lifeguard’s Dive1 was activated to assist. LA County Lifeguard Dive Team members RON with LA County Air Ops to expedite response. Once on-scene Lifeguard Dive Team members assisted LA County Fire and Sheriff resources with locating and removing the vehicle. No patients were found and the vehicle was removed from the water. Read More