Skip to content

3-Fires offers lifeguard training for Indigenous communities

Program runs from July 21 to 31 at Rainbow Lodge and offers opportunity to progress from Bronze Medallion to Bronze Cross and National Lifeguard certification
lifeguard tower AdobeStock_40895838
Stock image

As the summer swim season approaches, 3-Fires proudly introduces a lifeguard training program specifically tailored to empower communities and enhance waterfront safety. With a comprehensive and all-inclusive approach, 3-Fires offers a unique opportunity for participants to progress from Bronze Medallion to Bronze Cross and National Lifeguard certification. Set amidst the pristine waters of the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg of Whitefish River First Nation, Ont. at Rainbow Lodge, beneath Dreamer's Rock, the program will run from July 21 to 31. By addressing Canada's nationwide shortage of lifeguards, 3-Fires aims to cultivate a brighter future for Indigenous communities through community development and career advancement.

At 3-Fires, we believe in empowering each community through capacity building and transformative leadership training. Our lifeguard program serves as a platform for Indigenous participants to unlock a myriad of career opportunities within the public safety and health industry. By providing comprehensive training from Bronze Medallion to Bronze Cross and National Lifeguard certifications, we equip participants with the necessary skills and qualifications to excel in the field of water safety and lifeguarding.

The current shortage of National Lifeguards has made it increasingly challenging to enroll in certification programs across the country. Moreover, the high cost of training, amounting to upwards of $1500 (excluding accommodations, meals, and transportation), and the duration of the training itself (three-six months to complete) present significant barriers. Our lifeguard program aims to bridge this gap by offering participants the essential certifications and skills needed to meet the demand, empowering them to make valuable contributions to their communities and beyond.

3-Fires is a small Indigenous-owned and operated family business committed to enhancing the lives of Indigenous communities throughout Canada. In addition to our lifeguard training program, we provide camp and program management training, equipping individuals with the knowledge and tools to deliver safe and enriching experiences to their participants. By fostering a supportive environment, we aim to empower Indigenous communities to thrive and create enduring positive change. Join us at 3-Fires as we make waves of positive change, one lifeguard at a time.

For more information about our lifeguard training program or to inquire about participation, please visit our website at or contact us by phone at 519-472-5586.