About the Team The Technical Rescue Team (TRT) meets all requirements of a FEMA Type IV Collapse Search and Rescue Team. The on-duty firefighters on the team are certified in technical rescue disciplines including high angle, confined space, trench, vehicle/machinery extrication, wide area search and rescue, swift/flood water, and heavy structural collapse.
Savannah Fire has personnel trained in wide area search and rescue techniques. During daily operations, these personnel operate independently within their primary fire company response zones.
During technical rescue operations, the team has access to the following apparatus:
Two heavy rescues
Three TRT engines
One ladder truck
28' marine unit
One structural/trench collapse trailer
Funding Funding for day to day operations of the Technical Rescue Team is provided through the fire department budget.