Specially trained firefighters, as a collateral assignment, make up the Technical (Tech) Rescue Team and provide response to situations including but not limited to: trench collapse, confined space entrapment, high and low angle rope rescue, building collapse, mass casualty incidents, high impact traffic collisions and natural and man-made disasters. Technical rescue incidents are classified as low frequency, high risk events.
Longmont Fire Station 1 is where you will find the Longmont Technical Rescue Team headquarters. This affords members the ability to quickly respond to a call for service with the proper technical equipment and personnel necessary to safely and efficiently mitigate the event at hand.
While local resources have a basic level of training in technical rescue, these incidents are resource intensive and call for a much higher level of training and certification. The goal of the Tech Rescue Team is to supplement local resources to help minimize the negative impact and loss of life for these type incidents.
Several members of this team also assist the State of Colorado as members of the CO Task Force I USAR Team on national deployments for large scale national incidents.