Sunday, August 10th, will mark the last day for City lifeguards being on duty. The lifeguards are going off duty one week earlier than originally planned due to a lack of guards available.
In the summer of 2015, there will once again be a need for lifeguards. As there was a lack of lifeguards this year, the City is hopeful that trained lifeguards will be able to apply for the positions next year.
Mayor Bianchi stated, “This is a great job opportunity for young people in the City. While training is required, it is a life skill that young people will be able to carry with them wherever they go.”
In order to apply for the lifeguard position with the City of Pittsfield, one must:
- Possess a Lifeguarding Certificate
- Be certified in First Aid and CPR
- Swim efficiently
- Have endurance and ability to carry 50 lbs. over a sandy beach
- Be able to work from July 4th weekend to the end of August
To receive a Lifeguard Certificate, including First Aid and CPR, people can check for class availability with the Berkshire County Chapter of the American Red Cross (413-442-1506), the Pittsfield Family YMCA (413-499-7650), the Pittsfield Boys & Girls Club (413-448-8258) or the Gladys Allen Brigham Center (413-442-5174).