Get Certified On Long Island With Lifeguard LI
At Lifeguard LI we have a passion for training individuals and groups in lifesaving rescue skills that could one day save a life. We specialize in lifeguard training and recertification, CPR, AED, First Aid, Responding to Emergencies Training (RTE), Lifeguard Management classes, BLS and many other courses offered by the American Red Cross. Our instructors range from school teachers to police officers and paramedics. We take a real world, common sense approach to our trainings which provides an unmatched learning experience that will best prepare you to act in an emergency.
Lifeguarding is the perfect summer job for high school and college students on Long Island. A fun and challenging job that has many rewards, and were not just talking about a great sun tan!
Lifeguard LI is a local leader in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated Defibrillator (AED) Training having trained 1000's of local community members in the lifesaving techniques.
Your Lifeguard Certification is valid for 2 years with the American Red Cross. Your have 45 day grace period to complete a refresher course before your certification expires and you need to retake the full course again.
Why Choose Lifeguard LI?
While we follow the American Red Cross curriculum we add a unique blend of real world experience to each class.
Our instructors have been teaching courses for 10+ years and have been working in the field for over 20 years.
Our culture of excellence is instilled in each of our instructors and expected of all students in class.
As an American Red Cross Training partner, we are backed by world-class resources and 24/7 support.
Cardiac arrest events in the United States each year
Each year in the United States, around 356,461 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) occur across the entire population, a great majority of them being adults. Almost 90% of these cases result in death. On first glance, this could be seen as evidence that CPR is not effective, but this is not true.
We believe these numbers are so high because unfortunately only 46% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a trained bystander. In situations where CPR was performed, it may have been started after the heart had stopped for several minutes. The longer the amount of time between when a person experiences a cardiac arrest and when CPR is initiated, the longer the body goes without circulation of blood and oxygen to the body, increasing the chances of death.
The Importance of Time to Care
88% of cardiac arrests occur at home, yet only 30% of Americans say they have the skills to perform CPR, leaving 70% of the population feeling helpless to assist a loved one in need. The average time for an ambulance to arrive in the United States is 7 minutes and sadly increases to up to 14 minutes in rural areas. Why is this important? From the moment the heart stops beating it takes about 2-4 minutes for a victim to experience brain damage and about 4-6 minutes until death. It doesn’t matter if they are an Olympic swimmer or your grandparent in the kitchen. 2-4 minutes until brain damage and 4-6 minutes until death. If a victim experiencing a cardiac or breathing emergency has to wait for the ambulance to arrive before receiving care, their chance of survival is 10%. If the victim receives pre-ambulatory medical care their chance of survival triples!
Why do we need Lifeguards?
Every year, approximately 4,000 people die from drowning in the United States. Drowning is one of the leading causes of unintentional injury death among all ages and the second leading cause of unintentional injury death in children ages 1-14 years old. Approximately 50-75% of drownings occur in open water such as oceans, lakes, rivers, and ponds. About 60% of drowning deaths among children occur in swimming pools.
Estimates indicate that today, U.S. lifeguards rescue more than an estimated 100,000 persons from drowning annually. USLA data show a rescue-to-drowning ratio in the 1960s of one drowning for every 2,004 rescues at beaches with on-duty lifeguards. In the 1990s, however, the ratio improved to one drowning for every 4,832 rescues at lifeguarded beaches. In addition, for every rescue, an effective lifeguard makes scores of preventive actions, such as warning an individual away from a dangerous area and suggesting that poor swimmers stay in shallow water. There is no doubt that trained, professional lifeguards have had a positive effect on drowning prevention in the United States. (CDC study)
The Importance of First Aid Training
Injuries and illnesses at work end in loss of life for approximately 2.2 million people each year.
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for people younger than 44 years old.
15 workers die each day in the U.S. from traumatic injuries.
More than 4 million workers suffer a non-fatal injury or illness each year.
In the U.S. about 1/3 of all injuries occur at home.
In the U.S. about 20% of injury deaths occur at home.
For every home injury death there are about 650 nonfatal home injuries.
Having someone in your workplace that is trained in first aid to deliver initial emergency care until EMS arrives can be the difference between life and death. Are you and your employees ready to respond in an emergency?