Members of these teams receive specialized training. The Medical and Auto Extrication teams provide instruction to our staff, while the USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) and HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials Response Team) teams are deployable who, when called upon, report to the scene for highly specialized work.
Auto Extrication Team
“To deliver a high quality of auto extrication instruction to firefighters by providing qualified instructors who have been trained in the latest techniques and by conducting regular hands-on training in a structured and consistent manner.”
Recruits at acquired structure training
“To provide and deliver the latest medical training to firefighters through competent and consistent practices and to ensure all firefighters are highly confident in delivering this service to our community.”
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“To protect life, property, and the environment by isolating, containing, and mitigating hazardous materials incidents; responding to CBRNE emergencies and minimizing the dangers associated with them by maintaining professional currency and participating in regular training and information sessions.”
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“To elevate the level of response offered through specialized rescue, search, medical and structural assessment skills delivered by a mobile and highly integrated team.”
“Structural collapse is one of those high-risk, low-probability incidents where you don’t get them very often and, similar to HAZMAT, you don’t just rush in because there’s a lot of things to consider before you do that.”
– Deputy Waffle