The L.A. County Fire Department’s Underwater Rescue & Recovery Unit (URRU) Dive Team is made up of highly trained Ocean Lifeguard Specialist (25), Captains (3) and a Chief (1). These individuals conduct dive training on a weekly basis throughout L.A. County. The training includes a variety of search patterns, heavy object hoisting, entanglement drills, tow bar exercises and rapid ascents in both low and high visibility diving locations.
URRU Response Types:
- Missing Swimmers
- Missing Divers
- Vessel Sinking/ Sunken Vessels
- Vessel on the Beach
- Vehicle in the Water/ Sunken Vehicles
- Aircraft in the Water/ Sunken Aircraft
- Vessel Inspection
The URRU has a rich tradition and history as the oldest organized dive team in the United States.