Technical Rescue Team

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Palatine Technical Rescue Team member prepares to enter an elevated confined space during a training exercise.

The Palatine Fire Department Technical Rescue (also known as the Urban Search and Rescue) Team's mission is to provide for rescue or recovery of humans from situations requiring specially-trained personnel with appropriate equipment and special tactics and techniques.  Some situations that may require a Technical Rescue response can incude confined space incidents, trench or excavation collapses, high- or low-angle rope rescues, structural collapses, or transportation or industrial accidents involving heavy vehicles or equipment beyond the scope of a typical fire company's capabilities.  In addition, the Technical Rescue team can also assist other teams, such as the Dive Rescue team at a swiftwater incident.  Our team functions as a combined team with the Palatine Rural Fire District and the Rolling Meadows Fire Department, and as such responds to all appropriate incidents in those jurisdictions.
    Members of Division 1 Technical Rescue Teams work together at a live trench drill hosted by the Palatine Fire Department.



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