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Heavy Rescue

Heavy Rescue

  • Two Stations dedicated with 12 Heavy Rescue specialists per day
  • Trench
  • Confined Space
  • Structure Collapse
  • High Angle
  • Extrication
  • Firefighter Rescue (Rapid Intervention)

The Heavy Rescue Technicians specialize in structural collapse, confined space rescue, trench collapse rescue, vehicle extrication and machinery disentanglement, rope rescue (high angle, low angle, rigging) and rapid intervention (Firefighter Rescue). The UFA Heavy Rescue Program consists of two independent rescue companies strategically placed in UFA ‘s jurisdiction. Station 117 in Taylorsville and Station 121 in Riverton house our Heavy Rescue Teams.

Each station has a dedicated Heavy Rescue response vehicle and is staffed with five Firefighters (Captain, Engineer, Heavy Rescue Specialist and two Paramedics) with a total of twelve firefighters on duty every day.

When responding to a major emergency, both Heavy Rescue companies respond providing a rapid and effective rescue response.

The Heavy Rescue response vehicles are fully stocked with the tools and equipment needed to support rescue operations.