Destin Fire Control District

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Destin Fire Control District

Junior Lifeguard Program

The Destin Fire Control District is happy to announce the opening of the 2020 registration for the Junior Lifeguard Program.

The Junior Lifeguard Program offers youth ages 8 through 17 an opportunity to participate in a three week program during the summer and teaches kids a variety of skills.  They learn things such as First Aid, CPR & AED training, marine life identification and water awareness.

Along with these useful skills, they also take field trips around the area to further their education.  The Jr. Lifeguards visit; The Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, Destin Fire Department, and go SCUBA diving with Emerald Coast Scuba.

Dates and Times of the Program

The program will take place at Henderson Beach State Park, located in Destin, Florida.  Program dates and times are as follows:

  • Session I – June 8th to June 25th (Monday through Thursday from 8am to 12pm)
  • Session II – July 6th to July 23rd (Monday through Thursday from 8am to 12pm)


Registering for Classes

To register for the program print the appropriate application below and return it to the Destin Fire Control District at 848 Airport Road, Destin, FL.

Applications will be accepted from 9am until 3pm Monday through Friday.

Tuition for the program is $350 per session. A $50 non-refundable deposit per session is required at registration to reserve your spot and may be paid by cash, check or Discover/MasterCard/Visa.

PLEASE NOTE: Program vacancies will be filled from the wait list.  Therefore, if the program is full, request to be placed on this list.

What to Bring

  • Refillable water bottle
  • Hat or sun visor
  • Removable shoes (such as crocks or flip flops)
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen (apply before coming and reapply during program)
  • Healthy snack (such as oranges, grapes, etc.)
  • Bag to keep your items in
  • Googles (optional)

Please label all items with your name.  The District is not responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced items.

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