3-Fires is proud to present the Lifesaving Society's National Lifeguard Program
Join the ranks of difference makers and life savers today by registering for our Lifesaving program! 3-Fires is offering an 8-Day intensive certification program for those interested in gaining life changing skills and opening a multitude of career opportunities for life.
3-Fires Lifeguard F.A.Q.
HOW MUCH DO LIFEGUARDS GET PAID IN CANADA?
On average lifeguards in Canada get paid $18-22 per hour. However, because of the national lifeguard shortage there may be room for negotiation. Your exact pay will vary depending on your employer.
CAN I REGISTER IF I'M NON-INDIGENOUS?
Yes. 3-Fires promotes an inclusive environment and are happy to welcome all that feel they are a good candidate for the 3-Fires NL program.
Please note: Non-Indigenous Individuals or Organizations *HST is added to the final price.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE MY STANDARD FIRST AID/CPR-C?
If you don't have it right now, that's ok. As long as you are able to prove you've obtained it by the start of training.
WHAT IF I BRING MY OWN MEALS? CAN I GET A DISCOUNT?
No. Unfortunately, due to the high cost of the intensive 8 day lifeguard program we do not provide a discount on the fee. But you are more than welcomed to bring a cooler of your favorite foods to be stored in your tent.
IF I AM GETTING FUNDING FOR MY TRAINING DO YOU OFFER SUPPORT?
We are able to supply letters of support, a list of benefits and skills this program provides, prompt invoices and more to help you secure funding. We are a small business that requires payment upon attendance and cannot make exceptions.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR THE LIFEGUARD TRAINING PROGRAM?
All candidates will be prepared for their exam throughout the course but you may want to prepare yourself for the physical requirements of the course by training beforehand. You can view more of the testing requirements by visiting https://www.lifesavingsociety.com/
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STANDARD FIRST AID/CPR AND STANDARD FIRST AID/CPR-C?
This level of CPR training combines skills from both CPR Level A and Level B courses, thus allowing you to treat both adult and child/infant emergencies.
CAN I RE-CERTIFY AFTER MY NL HAS EXPIRED?
Yes, you can re-certify your National Lifeguard certification at any point even after it has expired.
AM I TOO OLD TO BECOME A LIFEGUARD?
There are no age limits as to when candidates can become lifeguard.
WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE MY BRONZE MEDALLION OR BRONZE CROSS?
Unfortunately due to program design, you would be required to pay the full fee.
WHAT IF I FAIL MY NL EXAM?
Due to laws and regulations set by the lifesaving society, unsuccessful national lifeguard candidates are required to take the national lifeguard program from the beginning.
I LIVE IN ANOTHER PROVINCE OR TERRITORY OUTSIDE OF ONTARIO, WILL THIS CERTIFICATION BE VALID?
Yes. As long as the candidate possesses a valid address the certificate is accepted Nation-wide.
IS IT EASY TO FIND A LIFEGUARD JOB IN CANADA?
Due to COVID, there is a national lifeguard shortage so certified lifeguards are in high demand.