South Walton Fire District Lifeguards Take to the Beach (Santa Rosa Beach) South Walton Fire District (SWFD) lifeguards will report to their 9 tower locations this Saturday March 9, 2013. The Beach Safety and Education Program, a partnership between the SWFD and the South Walton Tourist Development Council (TDC), will began its 8th season as new and returning lifeguards report for duty. The life guards are completing their annual training academy, which lasts 84 hours and consists of medical, surf rescue techniques, beach and water surveillance techniques, strength and stamina conditioning, SWFD policies/procedures and communications. “With the current weather conditions, training at this time of year in the Gulf is still challenging and SWFD is proud of our new lifeguard team, who are committed to keeping our beaches and our community safe”, said Gary Wise, Beach Safety Director. The SWFD would like to invite the members of our community to attend the Lifeguard Academy graduation ceremony this Friday March 8, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at Ed Walline Park located at the intersection of CR 393 and CR 30A. For further information, please contact Sammy Sanchez, Fire Marshal at 850-267-1298 or visit our website at www.swfd.org.