OCEAN CITY, MD – (September 2, 2015): The Ocean City Beach Patrol will hold first pre-employment physical skills evaluation for the 2016 summer season on Saturday, September 5. There are no pre-certification requirements and experience in ocean rescue is not necessary.
Registration for the test begins at 10 a.m. at Dorchester Street and the Boardwalk, with orientation and a full day of testing at 11:00 a.m. Candidates will swim 400m, run 300m, perform simulated swimming rescues and demonstrate the capacity to run fast in timed sprint races. Water related activities take place in the Atlantic Ocean with all running activities take place on the beach.
Although pre-registration is not required, candidates can pre-register for the test by visiting www.ococean.com/ocbp and clicking on the “Register for Upcoming Tests” link under “Site Updates.” The Beach Patrol requires acceptable proof of age of all candidates, including a driver’s license, birth certificate or U.S. passport. Without proper proof of age, applicants will not be permitted to participate.
Following the physical skills evaluation, those meeting qualifying standards are eligible for appointment to the second Surf Rescue Academy, which will begin in May or June 2016. The academy is eight days long and all training and certifications will be provided.
For additional information, please contact the Ocean City Beach Patrol at 410-289-7556 or visit www.oceancitymd.gov/ocbp.