Local Lifeguard Certification
Gulf Islands National Seashore requires lifeguard applicants to have a current American Red Cross or equivalent lifeguard certification. Those applicants who are not currently certified can contact their local Red Cross chapters or local aquatic facilities to inquire when classes will be held.
University of West Florida 850-474-2981
Pensacola Junior College 850-484-1311
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Red Cross 228-762-2455
Those interested in applying for a position as a National Park lifeguard may still apply even if enrolled in a lifeguard class during the job announcement period.
Did You Know?
The Third System fortifications consisted of 42 forts built between 1816 and 1870. They were used to guard all the principal harbors, rivers, and naval yards of the United States. Only the Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas at Gulf Islands National Seashore was built entirely for land defense.