| 24/05/2014 | 0 Comments

While locals and tourists focus on miles of coast lined with gorgeous sands, San Diego lifeguards focus on safe practices in the water and on the beach. Toyota is focused on helping them.

Toyota_Beach_Rescue_2Toyota celebrated the start of the summer beach season today by announcing its continued support of the San Diego Lifeguards and their Water Safety Days program, emphasizing safe practices in the water and on the beach. The partnership includes a donation of 34 brand-new Toyota trucks and SUVs to the city for lifeguard rescue and operations.

Toyota_Beach_Rescue_1The new vehicles arriving to the fleet include 15 Tacomas, 12 Tundras, three 4Runners, three Sequoias and a RAV4. With five different Toyota models in the new fleet, the lifeguards will have access to vehicles that offer a variety of abilities. The Tacoma and 4Runner will help lifeguards with navigating effectively and safely through soft sand and rocky beach terrains, while the Tundra and Sequoia also add heavy-duty watercraft towing capability.

Toyota_Beach_Rescue_3Toyota began its partnership with the City of San Diego’s lifeguards in 2011, including the donation of Toyota vehicles for the lifeguards’ use, supporting the city’s ability to serve and protect area beachgoers. For instance, last year San Diego lifeguard Sgt. Eric Care and his team used their Toyota Tundra Crew Max 4×4 to quickly power through a pile of large loose rocks to rescue a heart attack victim.

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