The Ocean City Beach Patrol will hold a tryout for new lifeguards on Saturday, June 3, 2023. The competitive test will include a 500-meter ocean swim, a 500-meter ocean paddleboard, a one-half-mile beach run, a 500-meter erg and a surf dash. All candidates also must complete an interview. Candidates must turn at least 16 years old by July 15, 2023 and complete a physical examination before the tryout.
Test Events (subject to change)
If You Want to Try Out
EMT Positions Open
The Ocean City Beach Patrol will also be hiring seasonal EMTs for 2023. One of the many things that makes the Ocean City Beach Patrol stand out as the most comprehensive open-water rescue agency on the Jersey Shore is its EMS Division. Our EMTs respond to a variety of medical calls and other public service assignments. The OCBP EMS Division is looking for EMTs who can command medical scenes, work side-by-side with our lifeguards to effectively treat patients and communicate effectively with dispatch and other first responder agencies.
Please email OCBP@ocnj.us for information about our lifeguard test or for an EMT application.
2022 OCBP Rookie Class