Swimmers left vulnerable at beaches as lifeguard shortage rocks nation | NTL

Beach and pool administrators are scrambling to fill empty lifeguard spots, as swimming areas across the country have been forced to close or take risky measures.

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23 thoughts on “Swimmers left vulnerable at beaches as lifeguard shortage rocks nation | NTL

  1. Lifeguard of +6 years from MD here. When I started lifeguarding, it was serious, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. After certification we received paid training every month for 4hrs, as I worked for MNCPPC. The pay was decent & actually livable.

    As I’m working for other pools, I’m sadly figuring out that not all pools require this upkeep of training. Which means as soon as you get your certification, that’s it. That’s the scary part that should make everyone nervous. I’m worried a lot of these guards will forget how to respond to an emergency, and bc of the lack of training, if a lifeguard doesn’t perform a rescue correctly or in a timely fashion, they’re the first ones thrown under the bus, not the employer. The only law that protects us is the Good Samaritan law, but without proper training, I feel as though a lot of these guards probably shouldn’t be guards. And bc there’s a shortage, they’re pretty much hiring anybody that barely passes the test, and nothing else to bolster their skill set.

    Lifeguards are not babysitters. We’re supposed to be medically trained staff with valuable skills to save lives & prevent mishaps. Change the laws, make the wage livable, and make in service drills mandatory to be on the schedule, and maybe people would actually want to do the job.

  2. 💃ছোট আপু এটার পাশে একটু দাঁড়ান অনেক কষ্ট করে গল্পের ভিডিও বানাই💓💯💌

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