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Rescue Services Division

 

The Rescue Services Division comprises the Squad 2 Rescue Team and EMS-Rescue 2, a 1994 Ford-PL Custom Body RES1CUE medium-duty rescue unit.

The Rescue Team is headed by the Rescue Division Captain and consists of 3 levels of trained personnel - Rescue Operators, Rescue Assistant and Rescue Apprentices.  Operators are senior-level technicians with extensive training and experience in vehicle and technical rescue support.  They are led in  part by a Master Operator who oversees training and general operations.  Assistants are qualified rescue technicians who operate EMS-Rescue 2 and it's tools under the supervision of an Operators.  Apprentices are student team members who are undergoing training to qualify as team members.

All Rescue Team personnel are experienced EMT-Basics at minimum, with additional training certificates in Incident Command, HazMat Awareness and Operations, CBRNE Awareness and Operations, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, and Basic and Advanced Vehicle Extrication.  Additional training for some members includes SCBA qualification, HazMat Technician, confined space awareness and support, technical rope resuce, and SAR techniques.

EMS-Rescue 2 is a 16' long body complete medium duty rescue on a Ford F-650 chassis.  It carries a cadre of vehicle rescue equipment including a full set of Hurst Hydraulic Tools (aka "The Jaws of Life®"), hi-pressure rescue air bags, hi-lift railroad jacks, stokes rescue basket with rope gear, pnuematic tools and saws, and a 21kW PTO electric generator with 11,000 W of external lighting.  It also carries the Special Services Team Mass Casulty Equipment, although this will be relocated to a new Special Services Response Unit in the near future.

A complete list of R-2 equipment is listed below:

Control & Communication
Command Reference Book
Haz-Mat Handbook
VHF/JEMS Radio
Cellular Telephone
(5) VHF Portable Radios
(2) UHF Portable Radios

Safety & Stabilization
Absorbant CO2 Extinguisher
A.F.F.F. Extinguisher (Foam)
(2) Dry Chemical Extinguisher
H2O Extinguisher
Flares
Reflective Triangles
Caution/Barricade Tape
Tarps
Half-Backboards
Spray Adhesive
(6) Step Ladder Cribbing
2x4 Cribbing (2 crates)
4x4 Cribbing (2 crates)
6x6 Cribbing (3 crates)
Wedge cribs
Wheelchocks-RESCUE 2
Wheelchocks-Vehicle

Electrical
21 kW PTO Generator
Pigtails Junction Boxes
Extension Cords
(4) 1500W side Floodlights
(4) 500W Tripods
(6) Circle "D" Floodlights
(4) Opti-Scene™ Side Lights

Hydraulic
Electric Generator
Gasoline Generator
"Maverick" Omni-Tool
"JL27" Spreaders
"32B" Spreaders
" 0150" Cutters
60"Ram
36" Ram
20" Ram
Manifold
Ram Attachment Kit
Ram Door Dam
Hurst® Chains
Hurst® Cutter Attachment
JAWS-OF-LIFE© narrow tips

Air/Gas
Air Compressor
Outlets
Air Bottles
(2) 20-ton Airbags
(2) 9.2-ton Airbags
Airbag Controls
Air Hoses
" TIGER" Air Saw
(3) Air Chisel
(2) IMPACT™ Pneumatic Wrench
Wood Plates
Metal Plates

Lifting/Climbing/Moving
Ascenders
Belt Harness
Carabiners
Hoist/Climbing Rope
STOKES Basket
STOKES Sled
Shackles
Collapsable Little GIANT® Ladder
Reeves™ Sleeve

Manual Tools
Axe
Brooms
Bolt Cutters
(2) 30-Ton Bottle Jacks
(2) 22-Ton Bottle Jacks
(2) 5-Ton Bottle Jacks
Center Punch
30' Cable Come-A-Long
20' Chain Come-A-Long
Chains
Crow Bar
Hack Saws
(2) Haligan Bar
(6) Railroad High Lift Jacks
Long Ram Bar
Short Ram Bar
PORTA® Powers
Pry Axe
Pry Bar
Pix
Reciprocating Saws (Sawzall®)
Lubricant
Shovels
Sledge Hammer
Seat Belt Cutter
Metric Hand Tools
Standard Hand Tools
Vehicle "Can Opener" (homemade)

Miscellaneous
Binoculars
(2) Coolers
Chain Saw
Chain Saw Fuel
Roof Safety Poles
(3) Lightbox® Flashlights
5-ton Winch
Assorted Chains
Tow Chains