State to certify lifeguards
The state Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation will administer Surf and NonSurf Lifeguard Certification tests beginning on Aug. 7.
Any candidate who passes one of these tests will be certified through Sept. 30, 2007.
Surf tests will be given daily from Monday, Aug. 7, through Friday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. Non-surf tests will be given daily from Tuesday, Aug. 15, through Friday, Aug.18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Burlingame State Park in Charlestown. No appointment is necessary. For those who pass, there is a $10 fee for the 2007 State Certification Card.
In case of inclement weather, candidates should contact the facility where the tests are being given for cancellation information. The Scarborough phone number is 789-2324. For Burlingame State Park, call 3228910.
For more information, call the DEM's Division of Parks and Recreation headquarters at 2222632 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.