The Los Angeles County Surf Lifesaving Association (LACoSLA) competed against over 30 teams and 400 professional lifeguards at the United States Lifesaving Association National Championship in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from August 9-11, 2018, and brought home bragging rights as the best and the fastest lifeguarding pros around.
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The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division had two extraordinary wins in the competitive relays during the 2018 International Surf Festival, held from August 1-5, and an incredible honor bestowed upon Lifeguard Section Chief Chris Linkletter.
The International Surf Festival hosted its annual kickoff dinner and Medal of Valor awards ceremony on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach. These awards recognize lifeguards from the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Lifeguard Division who carried out exemplary acts of heroism, on and off duty.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division responded to 477 ocean rescues, 521 medical aids, and 621 emergency vehicle rescues during the heat wave that lasted from Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22, 2018.
Members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division attended the 2018 United States Coast Guard (USCG) change of command ceremony between Captain Charlene Downey and Captain Monica Rochester.
The California Surf Life Saving Association honored Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel during the Spring Board of Directors meeting at the Dockweiler Youth Center in Playa Del Rey.
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.