Chance Pardon loves his Summer job as a lifeguard in Los Angeles County. He considers his outgoing personality a key part of his job.
“We’re friendly people. We like to talk to our guests,” Pardon said. “We’re up in our tiny box sometimes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come up and ask us about the conditions of the day.”
Talking to a lifeguard before getting in the ocean can be a valuable tool for beachgoers.
“Check in with the lifeguard,” advises Los Angeles Country Fire Department Lifeguard spokesperson Lidia Barillas. “We’ll be happy to point out the current conditions and hazards that are going on that day for that area.”
An estimated 150 million people visit California beaches each year.
“Obviously we can’t have long, drawn out conversations but we are very happy to go over conditions and hazards and … continue reading »