The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced there will be lifeguard qualifiers for positions in the Niagara Region of State Parks.
Testing is required for anyone wishing to work as a lifeguard at any New York state park. It will take place from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Hamburg Middle School, 360 Division St.
Prior to employment, successful candidates must be at least 15 years of age and must furnish proof of completion of CPR for the professional; and completion of the American Red Cross 1994 revised lifeguard training, which includes first aid, with a certificate for the waterfront module or equivalent courses. Successful candidates will also need a physician's certification of adequate physical fitness, including a minimum base of 20/70 uncorrected in both eyes and be correctable to the 20/40 standard. Candidates tested at a vision level below 20/40 in either one or both eyes must correct to a minimum of 20/40.
Lifeguard positions in the Niagara Region will be available at Beaver Island, Woodlawn Beach, Evangola and Fort Niagara state parks.
For further information, or to register for the test, contact Andrew Chouinard at 607-333-4266 or [email protected].