Technical Rescue Team

The Technical Rescue Team provides emergency response to a wide variety of technical rescues within the community. These incidents include the following: high angle rescue, flood and swiftwater rescue, trench rescue, structural collapse, confined space rescue, and land search and rescue. The team is comprised of 46 members and responded to 260 technical rescue incidents in 2020. Rescue 115, the department’s heavy rescue unit, is staffed with four personnel.

All Technical Rescue Team members receive specialized training and trains monthly on different scenarios. All CFD TRT members are also members of South Carolina Task Force 3. SCTF-3 is one of 5 FEMA Type II USAR teams in South Carolina.