Rescue Tips

Rescue Boat

The City Open Space Police and the City and County Fire Departments have the only officially sanctioned rescue units

When we see someone in trouble our first instinct is to help them. Heroic efforts often lead to more victims. Here are some tips that you should always follow if you see someone in a ditch or an arroyo.

  1. Call 911 immediately!
  2. DO NOT attempt to rescue them, or you will likely become a victim also. There are specially trained rescue units that will be dispatched when you make your 911 call. These are the ONLY people who should attempt to rescue someone from a ditch or an arroyo