Technical Rescue Operations Team
The Technical Rescue Operations Team (TROT) members, in additon to their regular duties as firefighters, receive intensive training and provide expertise for rescues which present a high degree of risk to the rescuer with a low probability of victim survival. This includes high angle (tall building, etc.), below grade (cliffs, trenches, etc.), and confined space (structural collapse, tanks, pipes, etc.) incidents. The team responds to all technical rescue incidents that occur within the county as well as mutual aid incidents to other jurisdictions.
Specialized equipment is strategically located throughout the county at three stations. Station 14, Burke; Station 18, Jefferson; and, Station 21, Fair Oaks). Primary response vehicles are heavy rescue squads specially equiped with an assortment of tools and appliances specifically designed for technical rescue incidents. In addition, a technical rescue support unit (TRSU) is assigned to Station 18, while trailors, equiped with extra shoring materials, stabilizing jacks, heavy timbers, etc., are assigned to Stations 14 and 21.