The Marine Safety Department is responsible for five and a half miles of City coastline and 16.5 miles of ocean.  Marine Safety has ten full-time positions: one Marine Safety Chief, one Captain, two Lieutenants, five Marine Safety Officers and one Marine Protection Officer. During the course of the year, the Marine Safety Department is augmented with Recurrent Hourly Lifeguards and approximately one hundred Seasonal Ocean Lifeguards.   Marine Safety’s primary duties include: ocean rescue, emergency medical response, accident prevention and ordinance enforcement.   The Department also provides technical rescue response in: scuba search-and-rescue/recovery, coastal cliff rescue, and backcountry extrication.  During an average year, Marine Safety personnel rescue approximately 3,500 individuals from the ocean and provide medical attention to another 4,000 people.  The Marine Safety staff enforces municipal ordinances, along with state codes, averaging 170,000 enforcements annually.


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