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“If you’ve always wanted to be a lifeguard, or are a former lifeguard looking to brush up on your skills, the Fernie Aquatic Centre is offering a number of pre-requisite courses this summer. Once you’re done with the courses, check out our jobs page for current opportunities!
Junior Lifeguard Club
The Junior Lifeguard Club is a an alternative to traditional test-sheet-based aquatic programs. The Club stresses fun and aquatic skill development based on personal-best achievement. Building on skills they already have. Members work to develop and improve swimming and other aquatic skills with emphasis on : swimming skills, lifesaving knowledge, leadership and teamwork, community education, competition, personal Fitness.
Bronze Medallion Course
The Bronze Medallion course teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education – Judgment. Knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn self-rescue techniques, defense and release methods, and rows and carries in preparation for challenging rescues involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types, including spinal injuries and circulatory emergencies. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. This Course includes the CPR-A certification.
Bronze Cross Course
The Bronze Cross Lifeguard Course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced raining including an introduction to safety supervision in aquatic facilities. Candidates develop proficiency at performing, patient assessments, managing aquatic spinal injuries, and prevention the loss of life in a variety of aquatic emergencies, while developing stroke endurances and fitness training skills. The Bronze Cross Lifeguard Course includes the CPR-C certification and is one of the pre-requisite awards for the advanced Lifeguarding and Leadership.
Red Cross Standard First Aid
The Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid (SFA) is a comprehensive course which gives participant’s the ability to deliver a higher level of first aid treatment in different environments. After completion of the course, you will be prepared for a verity of first aid situations, bother life threatening and non-life threatening. Standard First Aid includes all EFA course content plus victim management. Heat and cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, sprains, wounds, head trauma, diabetes, burns and poisons. SFA includes CPR Level C Basic Rescuer Certification.”