2019 Lifeguard Training Academy Schedule (week)

2019 Lifeguard Training Academy Schedule (week)

May 12- 18, June 9- 15


Sunday, May 12/June 9                 8am (pool AFC, classroom 1pm- 5pm)

500 meter swim test, ½ mile run, brick tow and underwater swim, Rescue Skills,  Lifesaving History, Use and Protection of Americas Beaches, Role of the Professional Lifeguard, Open Water Lifeguard Qualification, The Surf Environment, Weather

Monday, May 13/ June 10           8am- 5pm (classroom)

Blood Borne Pathogens, Finding Balance, Drowning, Preventative Lifeguarding, Water Surveillance, Basic Rescue, Lifeguard Health and Safety, Aquatic Life and Related Hazards, Medical Care in an Aquatic Environment

Tuesday, May 14/ June 11           8am- 5pm (classroom)

Human Body, Lifting and Moving Patients, Scene Size Up, Primary Assessment, Airway, Ventilation and Management, Oxygen Administration, Cardiac Emergencies

Wednesday, May 15/ June 12    8am- 5pm (classroom)

CPR and AED Training, History Taking and Secondary Assessment, Medical Emergencies, Poisoning, Substance Misuse and Abuse

Thursday, May 16/ June 13         8am- 5pm (classroom)

Assisting with a Epinephrine Auto- Injector, Shock, Bleeding and Trauma, Tourniquet Use, Underwater Searches and Recovery, Professionalism, Records and Reports, the Responsible Lifeguard, Policy and Procedures, Spinal Injury Management, Written Tests

Friday, May 17/ June 14                8am (beach)

Ocean Rescue Skills

Saturday, May 18/ June 15          8am (beach)

Pier Rescue, PRWC Response and Rescue, Rescue Board Use and Multiple Victim Response




2019 Recertification Class

2019 Recertification Class


Saturday, May 11

8am- 5pm (J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, Gym)

Blood Bourne Pathogens, Finding Balance, Airway Management, Emergency Oxygen, the Circulatory System and Cardiac Emergencies, CPR and AED, First Aid, New Policy and Procedures

6:30pm

Swim test (AFC, pool)

Sunday, May 12

8am (beach, 7th South)

Ocean Rescue Skills




2019 Weekend Training Academy Schedule

2019 Weekend Training Academy Schedule

April 12- May 5


Friday, April 12           8pm (pool)

500 meter swim test, ½ mile run, brick tow and underwater swim

Saturday, April 13      8am- 5pm (classroom)

Lifesaving History, Use and Protection of Americas Beaches, Role of the Professional Lifeguard, the Surf Environment, Weather, Drowning, Preventative Lifeguarding, Water Surveillance, Basic Rescue, Aquatic Life and Related Hazards, Medical Care in an Aquatic Environment

Sunday, April 14         8am (pool 8am- 12pm, 1pm- 5pm classroom)

Rescue Skills, Human Body, and Primary Assessment, Moving a Victim, Lifting and Moving, Moving an ill or Injured Person

Friday, April 19           5pm- 9pm (classroom)

Airway, Ventilation and Management, Oxygen Administration

Saturday, April 20      8am- 5pm (classroom)

Blood Bourne Pathogens, Finding Balance, Cardiac Emergencies, CPR and AED Training,

Friday, April 26           5pm- 9pm (classroom)

History Taking and Secondary Assessment, Medical Emergencies

Saturday, April 27      8am- 5pm (classroom)

Poisoning, Substance Misuse and Abuse, Assisting with a Epinephrine Auto- Injector, Shock, Bleeding and Trauma, Tourniquet Use, Underwater Searches and Recovery, Professionalism, Records and Reports, the Responsible Lifeguard, Policy and Procedures

Sunday, April 28         8am- 5pm (classroom)

Policy and Procedures, Spinal Injury Management, Written Tests

Saturday, May 4         8am (beach)

Ocean Rescue Skills, Spinal Injury Management in a Beach Environment, Communication and Radio Use, Code X

Sunday, May 5           8am (beach)

Pier Rescue, PRWC Response and Rescue, Rescue Board Use and Multiple Victim Response




2018 Junior Lifeguard Summer Program Registration!

2018 Junior Lifeguard Summer Program Registration!


Registration is now open for our 2018 Junior Lifeguard summer program!  This program is for kids ages 10-15.  Junior Lifeguards will participate in fun and challenging activities while learning beach and water safety.

We will have two identical camps that kids can chose from, or they can do both!  The camps will run June 11-21 and July 16-26, Monday-Thursday, 9am-11am.  We will also have a Graduation and Beach Flags Tournament on the Saturdays following the conclusion of each camp.  Registration costs $25 and will include a backpack, rashguard, and a sunscreen stick.  Sign up today at the Bryan J Floyd Community Center on Possum Trot Road in North Myrtle Beach.




Job Well Done for Week of June 5


Officer
Kyle Smith


Fire Engineer
Bryan Grady


Fire Lt. Justin Domogauer

We received a letter from a citizen in reference to Officer Kyle Smith, we would like to share that letter and say Job Well Done Officer Smith.

Last week I found myself stranded in the sand at the 7th Avenue South beach entrance approximately 20 feet from where I should have stopped. Officer Smith while on patrol noticed my vehicle and approached to offer assistance. I was past where I should have been but Officer Smith used his judgment and realized that I was not attempting to drive on the beach and was most helpful.

I called a tow truck of my choice and Officer Smith waited until the truck arrived. During the conversation I learned that Officer Smith is a “home grown” if you will, product of North Myrtle Beach.

I wanted to offer my sincere gratitude for his demeanor and offer an observation. Officer Smith is a young man. He could have joined any department he chose. As a young man growing up, I believe he recognized the professional police department as well as strong support from government officials here in the City of North Myrtle Beach. This is how departments attract and retain officers as you well know. My hats off to the entire process that provides officers like Kyle Smith. A job well done to all.

On 2 different occasions both of these firefighters, Fire Lt. Justin Domogauer and Fire Engineer Bryan Grady,  have spent long hours organizing and ensuring that all radios on the fire department side received the a recent radio update.  In the case of the 2nd update, there was such short notice that the plan developed on the same day.  Both members came in on their off days as soon as they received the call and operated into the night.  This demonstrates the dedication this department is looking for.  The deserve recognition for their promptness as well as the job they did in effecting and organizing the procedure.




Winter Junior Guard Training January 26 – March 15th

Download the Junior Lifeguard Brochure

All classes will be 6:45pm- 8:15pm

Lesson 1 (January 26)

Welcome and Orientation, Recognizing Emergencies, Victim Recognition, Lifeguard Equipment, Reaching Assists

Lesson 2 (January 28)

Knowing your Environment, RID Factor, Surveillance and Scanning, Throwing Assists

Lesson 3 (February 2)

General Procedures, Entering the Water, Entries and Approaches

Lesson 4 (February 4)

Procedures for an Emergency, Primary Assessment

Lesson 5 (February 9)

Emergency Action Plan, Rescues at or Near the Surface

Lesson 6 (February 11)

Educating Others, Conflict Resolution, FIND Model, Injury Prevention, Submerged Victim Shallow Water

Lesson 7 (February 16)

Walking Assist, Two Person Removal from Water, Escapes

Lesson 8 (February 18)

Conscious Choking, Ventilations, Unconscious Choking

Lesson 9 (February 23)

The Cardiac Chain, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Using an Automated External Defibrillator

Lesson 10 (February 25)

Facility Safety Check, Preparation for Shadowing, Currents

Lesson 11 (March 1)

Handling Difficult Situations, Aquatic Hazards,

Lesson 12 (March 3)

First Aid, Secondary Assessment

Lesson 13 (March 8)

Head, Neck and Back Injuries

Lesson 14 (March 10)

Survival Floating, Preparation for Shadowing, Skills Review

Lesson 15 (March 15)

Course Review, Written Assessment, Final Skills




Happy Thanksgiving from NMB Public Safety! Here are some safety tips this holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving North Myrtle Beach!

This is a great holiday to give thanks for our friends and loved ones this year! As such, many are going to be cooking a delicious dinner for your family.

Here at NMB Public Safety, we encourage utmost safety when cooking your delicious meals this weekend.

We also wish you to stay safe on the roads and around stores during Black Friday as well.


Click the image above for some great thanksgiving related safety tips!


Click the image above for some general safety tips in the kitchen!


Click the image above for some traffic safety tips!

Stay safe North Myrtle Beach!




In Loving memory; Sgt. Heather Swarthout

Sgt. Heather Swarthout passed away on on Sunday, October 25th peacefully in her sleep/

Heather was truly a very special lady that touched everyone with her special huge smile. She has left us way too early as she was without question a shooting star for us that had so much untouched potential.

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All proceedings will take place at McMillan Small Funeral Home and are as follows:

A viewing for Heather will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 5:00- 7:00PM

The Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 11:00 AM.

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Heather will then be taken home to Virginia where an additional viewing and service will be held. Times on arrangements in Virginia are to be determined.

The family is extremely grateful for the out pouring of support and love shown by our department.

Please keep our family and Heather’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.




In Loving Memory; FF/EMT Jennifer Hanna

 Firefighter/EMT Jennifer Hanna passed away on the evening of October 7th. FF Hanna was involved in an MVA involving her motorcycle near her home and succumbed to her injuries at Grand Strand Hospital.

Jennifer joined the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety in 2013 as a Communications/Detention Officer with our Communications Division. In September of 2014 she began her EMT training and transferred to our Fire Rescue Division in January 2015 where she was assigned to Ladder 734 on C-BATTALION. She was a integral part of our team and her strength and courage went above and beyond many others as we grieved the loss of her husband FF/EMT Mitch Hanna of Horry County Fire Rescue just 3 weeks prior to her first shift of Fire Duty with us back in January. Jennifer used that as her inspiration to be a top notch firefighter and was also an active Volunteer with Horry County Fire Rescue.

She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. There will definitely be a void that can never be filled.

Please keep our family, the Horry County Fire Rescue family and Jennifer’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

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The family asks that in lieu of flowers people provide a donation to the Horry County Firefighters Relief Fund, P.O. Box 3024, Conway, SC 29528.




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