Lifeguards work at swimming pools, beaches and inland waterways to keep swimmers safe and supervised swimming areas to prevent accidents. Their job is to make swimmer’s aware of dangerous situations, and perform rescue procedures in emergencies. A lifeguard’s primary responsibility is to PREVENT drowning and injuries from occurring. Patron surveillance, scanning and recognition is an important part of prevention. Enforcing the rules and educating the public helps people stay safe in and around the water. Additionally, an important lifeguarding responsibility is administering first aid and CPR to save lives as a first responder. Working as a TEAM with other lifeguards is essential for keeping the public safe as efficiently as possible and keeping each other safe in emergency situations (2015).