Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Rule Rule 736-028-0030
Cities and Counties: Standards


(1)

Quality of Overall Performance — A recognized acceptable lifesaving system or an approved adaptation of one of these systems must be employed. Two recognized systems are: The Surf Lifesaving Association of Australia, and the Los Angeles County Ocean Beach Lifesaving Program. Evidence must be produced that a like quality of performance is being achieved.

(2)

Individual Proficiencies:

(a)

Lifesaving — Lifeguards must have at least a current Water Safety Certificate and be able to demonstrate acceptable proficiency in lifesaving technique;

(b)

First Aid — Lifeguards must have a current standard or advanced Red Cross first aid card and be able to demonstrate acceptable proficiency in first aid practices;

(c)

In-service training must be an integral part of the lifesaving program;

(d)

Proficiency drills and practice sessions also must be an integral part of the program;

(e)

A record of practice sessions and rescue attempts is to be submitted to the appropriate Region State Parks Supervisor at the end of each session.

(3)

Required Equipment:

(a)

There must be at least one guard tower or designated lifesaving post at each designated swim area;

(b)

Radio and/or telephones must be available at the tower or station to immediately summon additional lifesaving assistance in the event of an emergency;

(c)

A vehicle must be available at or near the tower or station for immediate use.
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