The 2011 Kure Beach Lifeguard season is underway as the Ocean Rescue program begins to gear up for the upcoming season. Tryout swims and runs are scheduled as follows:
Date: May 15, 2011
Location: KB Guard Shack (rain or shine)
Tryout: Timed mile and 550 meter swim
NOTE: If you are selected, there will be another cut at the end of a two week training period.
Visit the Kure Beach Ocean Rescue website to download an application and/or obtain additional information.
If you have any additional questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lt. Edmund Kennedy @ (910) 458-7586 Ext:211
The Kure Beach Ocean Rescue operates under the command of the Kure Beach Fire Department. They have a seasonal staff of 32 lifeguards, including the head guard and 4 Captains. In performance of their duties, they operate an Artic Cat, John Deere Gator, and five Honda Rancher 4 wheelers. KBOR responds to all public safety emergencies along the beach including both ocean rescue calls and medical emergencies. All of their staff are trained to a minimum of First Responder and several are Emergency Medical Technicians. They have an excellent working relationship with the Kure Beach Police Department and closely work alongside the Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue department.
KBOR operates 9 tower locations and are spread out evenly throughout the 3 miles of guarded beach strand.
Kure Beach is guarded 7 days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Guards are on duty between the hours of 10 A.M and 5 P.M.
The Kure Beach Ocean Rescue program is a recognized agency of the USLA (United States Lifesaving Association).
Photo from the KBOR FB page
Click here for information on 2011 Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue employment.