Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Technical Rescue


Since the beginning the Rescue Squad has specialized in a number of rescue types.  This tradition continues today with Technical Rescue.  Technical Rescue refers to those aspects of saving life or property that employ the use of tools and skills that exceed those normally reserved for fire fighting, medical emergency, and rescue. These disciplines include rope rescue, swiftwater rescue, confined space rescue, trench/excavation rescue, and building collapse rescue, among others.

Rope Rescue
The rugged mountains of Western North Carolina pose a unique set of problems for rescues.  The Rescue Squad maintains a well equipped and trained high angle rescue team for response to wilderness and urban settings.

ropes training ftg 6


Swiftwater Rescue
Since our beginnings the Rescue Squad has provided a variety of water rescue services.  With a wide variety of boats and rescue equipment the Squad is equipped to handle most any surface water or ice rescue emergency.  Members undergo several levels of training for preparing for water emergencies.  Many members are trained to the technician level and awareness level training is part of the initial training required for new members.

Dive Recovery & Rescue
The drag hooks and racks of yesterday have been supplemented with divers, cameras and sonar.  But the task remains the same.  Since 1957 the Rescue Squad has been proud of our capabilities in underwater search and recovery.  Interested members undergo SCUBA & Underwater Search and Recovery training from our in house PADI instructors.




Confined Space Rescue
The Rescue Squad conducts regular training for confined space rescue and maintains equipment for rescues and recoveries from confined spaces such as manholes, industrial facilities and agricultural facilities.  All training and operations are in accordance with OSHA standards.


Trench Rescue
....coming soon



shoring class 4-29-06 150


Collapse Rescue
....coming soon

 Agricultural Rescue

As we know Henderson County is apple country.  It is also has thousands of acres of farms.  All this agriculture has its' own set of rescue techniques which the Henderson County Rescue Squad is now state certified for.  

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