Water Rescue Team

The Water Rescue Team of Clackamas Fire District #1 has earned a reputation as a leader in the swift water rescue on the West Coast.The team is comprised of highly trained and certified water rescue technicians utilizing state-of-the-art water rescue tools, vehicles and equipment.

The team is also a participating member of the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium. The consortium is a group of water rescue professionals from many of the different fire departments, law enforcement agencies and districts in Clackamas County. Regional service is provided throughout Clackamas County including the Clackamas and Willamette Rivers. Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Gladstone Fire Department, Lake Oswego Fire Department, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Estacada Rural Fire District #69, Canby Fire District #62, Sandy Fire District #72, C-COM and American Medical Response are all members of Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium in addition to Clackamas Fire District #1.

Each participating department provides a different rescue discipline to the rescue effort. From swiftwater technicians on kayaks and catarafts, to fast moving jet skis, whitewater rescue boats and SCUBA divers this team is able to meet the special needs of each rescue.