Ocean Rescue Team

Headed up by the Fire Department, Ocean Rescue is overseen by full-time firefighter JD Lanier.


The Ocean Rescue team consists of 30 seasonal guards. This includes the following staff members:

  • Head Lifeguard
  • Assistant Head Lifeguard
  • 30 Lifeguards
  • Community Risk Reduction Specialist


Ocean Rescue tryouts for the 2023 season are as follows:

May 6th at 10:30am

May 13th at 10:30am


Location: To the right of the Kure Beach Pier

Tryout Details: 1 mile run directly into 500 meter swim

Pay: $15.00/hour


If you have any questions, please call the Kure Beach Fire Department at (910) 458-2014.