Our members of Lakewood First Aid together with the Lakewood Police Special Operations Division have pooled our resources as we aim to provide the residents of Lakewood with a professionally trained and equipped water rescue team to respond at a moments notice.

Several times a month the newly formed team meet for extensive training both in the classroom setting and in the waters of Lake Carasaljo. The training exercises simulate drowning victims & stranded boaters. Training also includes ice rescue for the winter months when the lakes become home to ice-skaters.

The Lakewood Water Rescue Team is currently equipped with 2 Jet-skis, along with 2 motorized rescue boats. The team is supported by the LPD Special Ops trailer and Lakewood First Aid’s ESSU Truck #2.

Together, the newly-formed team will provide emergency services at all of Lakewood’s many lakes throughout the year.