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Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid with CPR B-
Age: 13+
Pre-requisites: 12 and under must have completed Bronze Star
Description: This course is the first step to achieving the National Lifeguard Service certification. In this course candidates focus on judgment, general knowledge of first aid, and fitness. The Emergency First Aid portion covers treatment of CPR, choking, external bleeding, heart attack, stroke, and wounds/burns. Bronze Medallion covers how to protect themselves, the different tows and carries of unconscious or conscious victims, spinal injuries, and the appropriate treatment of victims. This course is 18-20 hours and certifies candidates in Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid with CPR B for 24 months.

Bronze Cross & Standard First Aid with CPR C
Pre-Requisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid (Does not need to be current)
Description: This course is the final step before enrolling in the National Lifeguard Service certification and instructor certifications. The Standard First Aid portion covers CPR with complications, spinal injuries, heat and cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, chest injuries, and medical emergencies. The Bronze Cross course expands on Bronze Medallion skills and introduces safe supervision at aquatic facilities. This course is 18-20 hours and certifies candidates in Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid with CPR C for 24 months.

National Lifeguard Service (NLS)
Age: 16+
Pre-Requisites: Bronze Cross & Standard First Aid with CPR C 
Description: This course is the final step to becoming a lifeguard. This course is designed to develop an understanding of lifeguard principles including good judgment, effective rescue responses in emergencies, fitness, and prevention. Candidates will develop teamwork skills, leadership skills, and communication skills. This course is 40 hours and certifies the candidates with National Lifeguard Service for 24 months.

NL Recertification
National Lifeguard Recertification - Lifesaving Society
This recertification clinic is for certified NLS lifeguards. This recertification includes the 2005 Resuscitation Standard Updates. You must bring your NLS Card and photo identification to the course, as well as proof of your current Standard First Aid with CPR-C. This is a re-exam situation and involves life guarding skills, first aid skills, fitness skills and situations.

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