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Ocean Rescue

Ocean Resuce

Ocean Rescue Contact Information

To contact the ocean rescue office please call 954.786.4510 Please note that this number is for non-emergencies only.

In the event of an emergency please call 911.

Ocean Rescue

Pompano Beach Ocean Rescue is a division of Pompano Beach Fire Rescue. The beach patrol consists of 17 full-time and 25 part-time highly trained men and women who protect swimmers along 1,200 yards of beach. All of our ocean lifeguards are certified First Responders or Emergency Medical Technicians who are trained to handle any emergency and are equipped with full basic life support equipment such as AED's and oxygen. Our agency's lifeguard certification is provided through the United States Lifesaving Association. Ocean Rescue lifeguards receive additional training with Pompano Beach Fire Rescue. Our ocean lifeguards also have extensive knowledge of the ocean and beach environment and are always happy to answer questions from the public.

10 Safety Rules

Beach Conditions

Beach Warning Flags

Daily Conditions Report 954-786-4005 Information is provided daily regarding swimming conditions at Pompano Beach. After 9 a.m. daily, call the above telephone number for a recording describing water and weather conditions as well as the presence of Man-O-War or Sea Lice.

Beach Patrol History

Lifesaving in the City of Pompano Beach has been evolving since 1949. In 1950, Pompano Beach hired its second lifeguard. Cecil Miller a full-time police officer, served as a part-time lifeguard for one dollar per hour. Several years later (1954-55) the City added a second full-time lifeguard. For the first Pompano Beach Patrol members, the words "Back Up" and "Response Time" took on a whole new meaning. There was no Coast Guard in the area in the early fifties and the Florida Marine Patrol's presence was rarely ever seen in Pompano. Seeing the need to improve aquatic safety in their small but growing City, the citizens of Pompano Beach contributed enough funds to purchase their first rescue vehicle-a 1953 Chevy panel truck.

The Pompano Beach Patrol continues to keep pace with developments in ocean rescue and the dynamic environment that is the City of Pompano Beach. Evidence of this dynamic progressive approach to Beach Safety has been realized as the Pompano Beach Patrol was voted by Florida Beach Chiefs Association as the "Beach Patrol of the Year" in 2002.

Beach Information

General Information

North Pompano Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard Telephone: 954-786-4005 for Beach Conditions Pompano Beach was awarded a Blue Wave Beach designation, along with five other Broward County municipalities, by the Clean Beaches Council. The Clean Beaches Council is a Washington, D.C. based national non-profit organization devoted to increasing public awareness of environmental, health and safety conditions along our nation's shoreline. For more information on the Clean Beaches Council, please visit their web site at

Hours of Operation

The public beach is open 365 days a year. Swimming areas guarded seven days a week 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. During day light savings the guards extend their coverage until 6:45 p.m. Restroom facilities, showers, picnic shelter and tables, barbecue grills and children's playground are located on the beach. The Municipal Pier, 222 N. Pompano Beach Boulevard is open 24 hours a day. Food and beverages can be purchased at the Pier Concession.


Pompano Beach is home to 6 Beach Wheelchair Access Points along our shoreline and have two beach wheelchairs available for public use, which make the beach accessible to our special needs residents and visitors! The beach wheelchairs are available seven days a week at 9am to 7pm during daylight savings and 8am to 5pm the rest of the year. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis and we ask the wheelchairs be returned a half hour prior to closing.

For more information, visit Lifeguard Tower 2 or 7 or call the Visitors Center at (954) 786-5570.

Beach Picnic Pavilions & Sand Volleyball Courts/Soccer Courts

Pavilions and Courts are available on a first come first served basis, however, to rent either one for a special activity, an application must be made at the Pompano Beach Civic Center, 1801 Northeast 6 Street, 954.786.4111.