Water Rescue Team

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Effective January 1, 2019, fire and emergency services in the City of Littleton will be handled by South Metro Fire Rescue

For EMS transport and billing questions for service dates prior to January 1, 2019, contact the Littleton Finance Department at 303-795-3776 or finhm@littletongov.org

Water safety
Water safety team
Water safety team

Station 16 is the Water Rescue station for Littleton Fire Rescue. Littleton Fire Rescue’s Water Rescue Team is comprised of 24 highly trained and dedicated members. This special team of volunteers trains on a monthly basis to provide water-related search, rescue and recovery. This team has received many nationally recognized certifications such as Dive Rescue One Specialist, Swift Water Rescue Operations, Surface Ice Rescue, and Ice Dive Operations. The team specializes in such operations as:

  • Surface ice rescue
  • Swift water rescue and recovery
  • Underwater rescue and recovery
  • Under ice rescue and recovery
  • Water safety education
  • Evidence recovery
  • Salvage 

The areas protected by the Littleton Fire Rescue Water Rescue Team include The Colorado State Park Chatfield Reservoir, the South Platte River, and many other smaller bodies of water in the Littleton Fire Rescue jurisdiction. The Water Rescue Team responds on approximately 20 emergencies every year.