Monsoon rescue numbers down from 2021; Tucson firefighters still stress safety

  • Source: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
  • Published: 10/04/2022 06:58 AM

Monsoon season 2022 is officially over, but that doesn’t mean the storms are finished and with storms comes the possibility of water rescues. According to the Tucson Fire Department, there are two kinds of calls they get when it comes to water rescues: “SWIFT” calls are for a person stuck in a wash or fast-moving water. A “STRND” call is made when the department is dispatched to help a driver stranded because of flood waters. The monsoon goes from June 15 until Sept. 30 and during that time TFD made 39 rescues - 21 SWIFT rescues and 18 STRND rescues. Those numbers are down from 2021's total of 88 rescues - 47 SWIFT and 41 STRND. TFD says that just because it might not be raining where you are, the washes and flood-prone areas can turn dangerous very quickly.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe