The GULF COAST EMERGENCY RESCUE SQUAD has been serving the
We are an all-volunteer organization on call 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, providing this free service to persons in
We are dispatched by the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department, anyone requesting our services, at any time, can reach us by calling the Sheriff’s Department Dispatch at (979) 864-2392.
Our chartered purpose is to provide the following services to the people in the
1) Conduct search and rescue operations 24 hours per day, 365 days per year including times of natural disaster, such as during and after hurricanes and floods.
2) Conduct routine boat patrols of the inland waterways of
3) Provide boats, equipment, and a headquarters building to conduct items 1 and 2 above, as well as for the use of the Marine Division of the Brazoria County Sheriffs Department who also patrol the waterways and enforce the Texas Water Safety Act.
4) Cooperate with all City, County, State, and Federal law enforcement officials.
5) Periodically, give boating courses to the general public and boating and water safety meetings to local schools, industry, churches, and other organizations.
6) Recover about 95% of all drowning victims in
During the summer months, April to September, we regularly patrol the more than 640 navigable miles of inland waterways within
We maintain a headquarters building, located within the Brazoria County Precinct 1
In order to purchase, maintain, and equip our boats, trucks, and other equipment, we depend on our volunteers, the Brazoria County Commissioner’s Court, area businesses, and generous contributions from the public.
We are always looking for new dedicated volunteers, male or female, age 18 and over as members; or junior members age 14-17 for our courtesy boat patrols, during season. If you are interested in becoming a member of the GULF COAST EMERGENCY RESCUE SQUAD please contact us by phone or via email at: GulfCoast.RescueSquad@yahoo.com
Please feel free to attend any of our monthly meetings.
All our members, including our officers and board of directors are volunteers and serve without any monetary compensation.
We HIGHLY recommend boat owners join
(800) 395-2628 (800) 473-2869
Gulf Coast Emergency Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 901
Clute, Texas 77531
Voice-Mail (979) 266-7454
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