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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- First responders in St. Johns County want to get the word out about a change happening Labor Day weekend.

After Monday, lifeguards will no longer be stationed at the roughly 20 red towers stationed along the beach.

Instead, they will patrol the beaches of St. Johns County by driving up and down the sand.

But that will only last through mid-September, according to Jeremy Robsaw, the public information officers for St. Johns County Fire & Rescue.

Robshaw said his department will handle all emergency responses at the beach from mid-September through springtime.

The rotation happens, he said, because fewer people go to the beaches in the off-season.

Lifeguards will return to their towers for regular duty around Memorial Day.

In the meantime, people are encouraged to know their swimming limits and to be advised about water conditions.