Okaloosa Beach Safety

All Beach Safety Lifeguards are academy trained to the Advanced level of the United States Lifesaving Association's open water standard and are medically trained as First Responders in accordance with the U.S.D.O.T. & N.R.E.M.T national standard curriculum.  All Senior staff members are Florida certified Emergency Medical Technicians.  Beach Safety staff respond to a multitude of medical and trauma related emergencies as well as, effect surf rescue, and provide incident command during major incidents on the beach.

Community outreach and public education on the importance of beach safety remains the most effective tool in promoting a safer beach environment. For that reason, the Beach Safety Division focuses daily on making contact with the public on the beach to educate as many people as possible on the flag warning system, rip currents, ordinances, and general beach safety. The success of this program is due in no small part to the outstanding public education effort made by all of the dedicated professionals in the Beach Safety Division.

Daily Beach flag information can be found on the County Facebook page or you can receive daily text alerts by texting BEACH to 44144.



Welcome Juniors Summer 2023!

Okaloosa County's Junior Lifeguard Program is designed to reach out to our community through our youths, to educate beach patrons about beach safety. Our program teaches Juniors water rescues, self rescues, rip current anatomy, and hands only CPR. Junior Lifeguards also take trips to Okaloosa Island Fire Department, EMS as well as Gulf Flight Helicopter tours!

We look forward to seeing you out on the beach!
Bring your application and a check made out to ECLA. 

Session: July 10th - July 21st, 9 AM -4 PM    $300.00                                

Parents please ensure drop off and pick up times are followed. Thank you!

If you have any questions please call me, Lt. Levi Hanks (850) 259-3999 or email okaloosajuniors@gmail.com 

Junior Application 2023: