With Summer Around the Corner, Water Safety is Key!

Rural Metro Fire Department works diligently every day in the community providing fire protection and emergency medical services for residents of Rancho Sahuarita.

With summer around the corner, the team at Rural Metro reminds community residents about the critical importance of water safety. This year, like every year, Rural Metro is teaming up with other area Fire Departments and KVOA in efforts to prevent child drownings, with the goal being to have zero child drownings in 2021. This is only possible through greater awareness of the ABCs of water safety.

Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1 to 4 years old. It is a silent event, where there is often little noise or splashing when someone is drowning. That is why the adult(s) supervising must be hypervigilant. The ABC’s of water safety are a proven method for preventing child drowning.

  • A is for Active Adult Supervision – One adult must always watch over children in or near water. No distractions such as cell phones, reading, or talking to others.
  • B is for Barriers – Fencing around pools to keep children away from the pool when they should not be swimming or are not being supervised
  • C is for Classes – Swim lessons for kids and CPR lessons for adults
    • C also stands for Coast Guard-approved life jackets for kids to wear when swimming, (please remember, this does not replace the need for constant adult supervision).

Unlike other communities or municipalities where fire service is automatically included in homeowners’ property taxes, Rural Metro service is available for residents of Rancho Sahuarita on a subscription basis. Service is provided to residents in the heart of the Sahuarita Town Center out of Station #79, and in the northernmost part of the community from Station #82. 

Residents are encouraged to sign up for service, to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing their family and home are covered and protected. Rural Metro also offers additional services, support and education to members; this includes aid in medical emergencies, medical aid at vehicle crashes, water and rope rescues, snake removal, annual home safety inspections, safety programs and more. 

Interested homeowners are encouraged to contact Tim Torres, Rural Metro Account Executive at 520.265.7262 or at timothy.torres@gmr.net with any questions or to sign up for service.

About Rural Metro Fire Department

Rural Metro Fire is committed to providing fire protection and emergency services. Rural Metro Fire serves unincorporated communities around the nation, as well as commercial on-site industrial and AARF services. Our highly skilled firefighters, EMT’s and paramedics strive to provide outstanding service on every call. Rural Metro Fire employs more than 7,500 people and answers 1.5 million calls for service, yearly. A subsidiary of American Medical Response, Rural Metro is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about Rural Metro Fire, visit www.ruralmetrofire.com.

Rural Metro Fire is part of the Global Medical Response family of companies. Global Medical Response, Inc. is the industry-leading air, ground, specialty and residential fire services, and managed medical transportation organization. With more than 38,000 employees, GMR delivers compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services in the United States and around the world. For more information, visit www.globalmedicalresponse.com.