Public safety is Ocean Rescue's main concern. The Ocean Rescue Division protects a one-mile stretch of beach with nine lifeguard towers. The nine towers are located along the beach starting at the north end with Tower #1 and ending at the south end with Tower #9 situated directly in front of the Embassy Suites hotel. Lifeguards are present from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm 365 days a year.
The Deerfield Beach Ocean Rescue Division is comprised of one Captain, two Lieutenants, 13 full-time lifeguards and 20 part-time guards. All Deerfield Beach personnel are American Red Cross certified in lifeguard training and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. We also have three automated external defibrillators, one All Terrain Vehicle (ATV), one Honda AquaTrax water vehicle with a rescue sled and eleven hand-held radios that are linked directly to the Broward County Sheriffs Office (BSO) and Deerfield Beach Fire Rescue. We want our guests to feel and know they are safe at all times on our beach.
Our Ocean Rescue team is also certified by the United States Lifesaving Association. We are designated as an open water agency that has demonstrated a commitment to public safety in an open water environment.
Ocean Rescue is headquartered at 71 Ocean Way (SE 21st Ave.), on the 2nd Floor of the Fire Station. Guests can contact us for beach conditions by calling the following number (954) 480-4413. You can also check the home page of the Deerfield Beach website for a weather condition update.
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