DCR South Region Lifeguarding

DCR’s South Region offers lifeguard opportunities at six different aquatic facilities:

Pools

Designated Swimming Areas

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Pool (Fall River)

Fort Phoenix State Reservation (Fairhaven)

 

Horseneck Beach State Reservation (Westport)

 

Houghton’s Pond Recreation Area (Milton)

 

Nantasket Beach Reservation (Hull)

 

Scusset Beach State Reservation (Sandwich)

To Apply

For further information on working in the South Region, or for information on upcoming certification courses or skill development opportunities please submit a Pool & Waterfront Safety Interest Form or contact:

Allison Calise  (617) 785-0987   allison.pettine@mass.gov

DCR-Sponsored Lifeguard Certification Courses

DCR offers qualified lifeguard candidates that end up working for DCR over the upcoming summer an opportunity to become certified at no cost.  Persons who participate in a DCR training program and then who do not to work for DCR over the course of the upcoming summer will be expected to pay for the certification course themselves.  This cost can be upwards of $400.

Most DCR lifeguarding courses use a Blended Format.  These classes have an online component that must be completed before the in-person pool sessions. 

  • The online component takes approximately 8 hours to complete. Please plan accordingly and distribute this learning over a period of days.
  • Do not wait until the last minute to do the online training. Any issues with the technology or accessing the Red Cross training site must be resolved in time to allow completion of the online content before the in-person session. We recommend completing the online training at least one week prior to the in-person sessions.
  • Candidates must print and bring proof of completion of the online content to the in-person session. 

Candidates who do not bring proof of completion to the in-person sessions will not be able to attend the in-person sessions and will not be eligible for certification.  This is a Red Cross policy.

South Region Lifeguarding and Lifeguarding Review Classes

Successful completion of a Lifeguarding or Lifeguarding Review course will provide candidates with certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Certification is valid for two years.

Individuals looking to work at a DCR waterfront will also need to complete the Red Cross Waterfront Skills Module separate from the Red Cross Lifeguarding course.  This six-hour course is typically scheduled in May and June.  The YMCA Lifeguarding course includes waterfront certification.

To qualify for the maximum signing bonus, you must submit a copy of your Lifeguarding/First Aid certification along with your hiring packet no later than May 1, 2023.

To register for any of these courses, please contact Allison Calise via phone (617) 785-0987 or via email allison.pettine@mass.gov.

 

Course Name

Date

Location

Lifeguarding w/ Waterfront

3/25/23 – 3/26/23
9am – 5pm

Taunton

Lifeguarding w/ Waterfront

4/22/23 – 4/23/23
9am – 5pm

Taunton

Lifeguarding w/ Waterfront Review Course

4/29/23 – 4/30/23
9am – 5pm

Taunton

Lifeguarding w/ Waterfront

5/13/23 – 5/14/23
9am – 5pm

Taunton

Waterfront Lifeguarding

5/20/23
10am-4:30pm

Houghton’s Pond

Lifeguarding w/ Waterfront

6/3/23 – 6/4/23
9am – 5pm

Taunton

Waterfront Lifeguarding

6/3/23
10am-4:30pm

Houghton’s Pond

Waterfront Lifeguarding

6/10/23
9am – 3:30pm

Horseneck Beach

South Region CPR/AED Classes

Massachusetts state law requires lifeguards employed by the state or its municipalities to undergo CPR certification annually.  If your CPR certification was issued before September 4, 2022, you will need to attend a CPR Review Course.

To qualify for the maximum signing bonus, you must submit a copy of your CPR certification along with your hiring packet no later than May 1, 2023.

To register for any of these courses, please contact Allison Calise via phone (617) 785-0987 or via email allison.pettine@mass.gov.

Course Name

Date

Location

CPR Pro Rescuer Review

3/18/23
1pm – 5pm

Weymouth

CPR Pro Rescuer Review

3/25/23
10am – 1pm

Fall River Heritage State Park

CPR Pro Rescuer Review

4/1/23
10am – 1pm

Fall River Heritage State Park

CPR Pro Rescuer Review

4/8/23
10am – 1pm

Fall River Heritage State Park

CPR Pro Rescuer Review

4/15/23
10am – 1pm

Fall River Heritage State Park

CPR Pro Rescuer Review

3/18/23
1pm – 5pm

Weymouth

CPR Pro Rescuer Review

5/13/23
1pm – 5pm

Weymouth

Contact for DCR South Region Lifeguarding

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