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News Release
RI Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2771 TDD/(401) 222-4462


For Release:

July 25, 2000

Media Contact:

Stephanie Powell 222-4700 ext. 4418

DEM TESTING THIS SUMMER FOR NEXT YEAR'S LIFEGUARDS

Those With Current Conditional Certification Must Also Take Test

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation will administer Surf and Non-Surf Lifeguard Certification tests to certify lifeguards for the year 2001 on a number of dates from July 31 through August 11, 2000.

Any candidate who passes one of these tests will be certified through September 30, 2001. In addition, lifeguards who received a Conditional 2000 Surf or Non-Surf Certification must take and pass one of these tests.

Surf tests for the year 2001 will be given daily Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. Non-surf tests for the year 2001 will be given daily from Tuesday, August 8 through Friday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick. Wearing water shoes for the test at Goddard is recommended. No appointment is necessary. For those who pass the tests, there is a $10 fee for the 2001 State Certification Card.

In case of inclement weather, candidates should contact the facility where the tests are being given for any cancellation information: Scarborough telephone 789-2324; Goddard Park telephone 884-2010.

All lifeguard candidates must be at least 16 years old and must bring a photo ID with verification of date of birth to the test. Any candidate under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign the application/waiver of liability form.

All candidates must also bring valid training cards in lifeguard training, first aid, and appropriate CPR, which includes adult, infant, and child CPR training. These must be original, up-to-date cards, and not due to expire within 30 days.

For more information, call DEM's Division of Parks and Recreation headquarters at (401) 222-2632 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays; TDD (401) 222-4462.


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