On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Lifeguard Division held a formal graduation ceremony for Ocean Lifeguard Academy (OLA) 36 at Dockweiler State Beach’s Youth Center in Playa Del Rey.
Family and friends joined the Executive team and OLA cadre to honor the 32 graduates’ successful completion of the rigorous 13-day Academy.
The newly hired Ocean Lifeguards will begin their official assignments, protecting over 72 miles of the Southern California coastline with an annual average of nearly 52 million beach goers, in time for the festive Memorial Day weekend.
OLA 36 is the first of three classes that will graduate this year.
Congratulations and best wishes to the Department’s newest Ocean Lifeguards!