2014 Lifeguard Season
South Walton Fire District (SWFD) lifeguards will report to their ten (10) tower locations this Saturday March 8, 2014 from 10a-6p. This is the 9th season that the Beach Safety and Education Program, a partnership between the SWFD and the South Walton Tourist Development Council (TDC), will be in place
New and returning lifeguards are completing their annual training academy this week. The 84 hour academy consists of medical, surf rescue techniques, beach and water surveillance techniques, strength and stamina conditioning, SWFD policies/procedures and communications. �With the current weather conditions, training at this time of year in the Gulf is critical and SWFD is proud of our new lifeguard team, who are committed to keeping our beaches and our community safe�, said Gary Wise, Beach Safety Director.
The SWFD would like to invite the members of our community to attend the Lifeguard Academy graduation ceremony this Friday March 7, 2014 at 3:30 pm at Ed Walline Park located at the intersection of CR 393 and CR 30A. For further information, please contact Sammy Sanchez, Fire Marshal at 850-267-1298.