Technical Rescue

horse rescue

The North Metro Fire Technical Rescue Team has been involved in several animal rescues over the year, utilizing special equipment to rescue large animals from entrapment.

Although technical rescue training has been included in regular training regimens at North Metro Fire for a number of years, the Technical Rescue Team was formalized in 2001. The goal of the Technical Rescue Team is to provide specialized expertise for unusual rescue situations including high and low angle rescue, swift water rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue and structural collapse rescue disciplines.

While many of these special rescue situations are not everyday events, when they do occur, fire personnel are presented with unusual and often very dangerous challenges requiring the use of specialized rescue equipment in hazardous environments.