Lifeguard uniforms to the rescue!

Lifeguard uniforms to the rescue!


– L.A. County lifeguard uniforms have always made a splash. – Through the decades as our job has changed and the equipment’s changed, so has our uniforms to support what we need to do in the field. – And this year…they got a makeover. – We’ve added a lot of new uniform items as well to help with the lifeguards performance in the field. Our uniforms are made to be functional. The uniforms are made to be out in the
sun, gives SPF that we need to work out in the sun, and be protected. As well
as shorts being able to make rescues, fast drying, and continuing on with our job
and serving the public. – They also changed the colors from white to blue for a very important reason. – The blue is to prevent the sun from blinding us and being really reflective. The blue kind of absorbs that heat as well as adding that sun protection which is a high SPF. We have the collared shirt. This is our shirt that we will be wearing primarily on medical rescues and when doing office
work. It’s got our name, our badge, turn the side we got our shoulder patch as
well as a pen. Right here we have a radio pocket built into the short. The radio
sits in there. We got the waistband that’s reinforced. Right here we got our
light shell, it’s waterproof, it’s got a hood. This can be worn in the middle of summer, it’s lightweight, but it can also be worn in the winter time. Here
we have our watershirt. This watershirt is going to be primarily used when we’re
making a bunch of rescues on the beach. This shirt comes with a built-in hood, and you think why would somebody wear a hood on the beach. This is going to provide protection for the ears, it’s going to provide protection for the back of the
neck as well as the front of the neck. – And it was also very important for female lifeguards to feel comfortable in their new uniforms. – Over the years I think we’ve been able to to find what’s functional, and what works for us rather
than what’s given to us. Especially our swimsuit as women. I think it’s important
for it to be functional, for it to stay on and for it to be professional. – But there is one part of the uniform that’s always everyone’s favorite. – The best pride was getting that county patch, that patch signified that I worked for the County of Los Angeles. Signified that I was here to serve and protect the beaches as a lifeguard.

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