Special Operations Rescue Team
Members of the Technical Rope Rescue Team have taken training through Access Rescue (Burlington) to qualify at the NFPA 1006 standard to affect Technical Rope Rescues in either low-angle or high-angle Rescue situations.
Along with the minimum qualifications (seen below), all members of the Technical Rope Rescue Team are required to maintain 60 hours per year of Rope Rescue training to stay current and qualified through HASAR. A full requalification is required every 24 months.
1) Rope Awareness (1 day) - Prerequisite
2) Rope Operations (2 day) - Minimum standard
3) Rope Technician (2 day) - 1 & 2 qualified first.
Chain of Command
Deputy Commander - Field Operations: Jamie Mitchell
Rescue Captain: John Groves
Rescue Lieutenant: Charles Thompson
Command & Safety
The Technical Rope Rescue Team will be utilized in a Rescue situation from either a Search deployment or a specific Rescue operation where low-angle or high-angle rescue is required. To do so, the Team utilizes its own Command and Safety:
Rescue Safety Officer
The RSO is dedicated to the safety of the built system at the scene of a Rescue and will ensure the system is safe and gives the final authority for the team to embark on the Rescue.
Rescue Incident Officer
The RIO is the command person for the team at a Rescue scene and is responsible directly to the Incident Commander. The RIO monitors the mission and co-ordinates with the team to complete the mission.