The Technical Rescue contingency for Tampa Fire Rescue was separated from the
Hazardous Materials Unit and now operates from Truck #1 (see picture below).
The team separated from from the Hazardous Materials Unit due to the complexity
and intense training required for not only the Hazardous Materials Technicians
but also the Technical Rescue Specialists.
In addition to the rescue duties, the team operates as the
Truck Company located at Fire Station #1. Currently the team responds with a
2007 Pierce 100 foot Tiller truck (see picture above) and a 2005 Pierce Enforcer
custom built heavy rescue vehicle that carries most of the specialized rescue
tools. As mentioned before, the training required for the variety of
rescues the company may be called upon to assist with becomes very complex and
intense. The Technical Rescue members have completed the National Fire
Protection Association Technician Level training requirements for verical rope
rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue and structural collapse.
The teams' responsibilities consist of rescuing entrapped victims
- Auto Extrication
- Confined Space Rescue
- Vertical Rope Rescue
- Structural Collapse
- Urban Search and Rescue