Safety Courses

American Red Cross Lifeguarding

Learn to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies in a swimming pool; victim recognition, surveillance, equipment-based rescues.

  • 15 years of age, 
  • Swim 300 yards continuously 
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs;
  • Complete the following timed event in 1 minute and 40 seconds:
  • Starting in the water, Swim 20 yards perform a surface dive 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 lb. object
  • Return to surface and swim with it 20 yards to start and
  • Exit the water without using a ladder.

Certifications are awarded providing all sessions were attended and successful completion of all skill sessions and written exams. Certifications include American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid & CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
Course fees covers pocket Mask, First Aid supplies and all Red Cross fees. 

Junior Lifeguarding

Junior Lifeguarding is designed for youth ages 11-14 with a strong focus on developing swimming skills to help participants meet the Lifeguarding course prerequisite. The course also introduces participants to lifesaving skills, such as in-water rescues, use of a rescue tube, and first aid, CPR and AED. Participants also have the opportunity to shadow lifeguards in rotation to get a real sense of being on the job. This is not a certification course.

Safety Courses Information

FIRST AID/CPR (Ages 12+) 

The City of Mountlake Terrace and South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue are teaming up to offer the American Heart Association's Heartsaver® First Aid & CPR/AED classes. This course is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches adult, Child & Infant CPR and use of an AED. Classes are held at Fire District 1 Headquarters located at 12425 Meridian Ave. S Everett WA 98208