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Lifeguard qualifier happening next month in Hamburg

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — Want to be a lifeguard? There’s a qualifier happening next month in Hamburg.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is looking to fill positions at the following state parks:

  • Beaver Island
  • Woodlawn Beach
  • Evangola
  • Fort Niagara

The qualifier will take place on August 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hamburg High School (4111 Legion Dr.). To qualify, candidates must meet the following requirements before they’re employed as a lifeguard:

  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Provide proof of CPR training, as well as the American Red Cross 1994 Revised Lifeguard Training, including First-Aid, with a certificate for the Waterfront Module or equivalent courses
  • A physician’s certification of adequate physical fitness, including a minimum of 20/40 uncorrected vision

Here, and across the country, a number of pools are closed for the summer due to a shortage of lifeguards. Buffalo, for example, isn’t opening any of its nine outdoor pools. Instead, the city has extended hours at its indoor ones.

MORE | US pools close, go without lifeguards amid labor shortage

To register for the lifeguard qualifier in Hamburg, call Andrew Chouinard at (607) 333-4266 or email [email protected]

Evan Anstey is an Associated Press Award and Emmy-nominated digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter.

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