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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Are Portland pool lifeguards being outsourced?

Here's something new on our City of Portland radar screen: For the first time we can recall, the city's parks department is boasting about its "lifeguards, certified by the prestigious Jeff Ellis & Associates." Ellis is a private company that's been in the news lately, and not in a good way. Does anybody out there know what its involvement is in the Portland public pools? And what the back room deal for the future might be?

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Parks used to hire and train teenagers for lifeguard jobs. Has that changed? If so, I'm very disappointed.

I'm not sure what's going on. It sounds as though the city is farming out at least the certification, if not the training. And who knows? Maybe more.

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