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The Sacramento Fire Department Marine Program currently deploys two 4.7 meter inflatable boats from Fire Stations 2 and 8. This enables staff quick access to both the Sacramento and American rivers.

The boats are staffed with personnel certified through nationally recognized water rescue and boat operator curriculum.

In addition to the rescue boats, Rescue and Engine 20 are staffed with qualified rescue swimmers for in water-surface rescue.

The Marine Program is part of Fire’s Special Operations, a multifaceted division under the operations branch of the department. Learn more about what this division does on our website.