Shoreline Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team provides specialized emergency rescue operations that occur infrequently, yet represent an additional challenge and dangerous component to the Firefighter's job.
Our Technical Rescue Team is a specially trained 25-member team made up of personnel from various ranks within the Department. To be eligible for an appointment on the team, an individual must have previously completed approximately 180 hours of training on their own time. Members of the team must remain 'certified' in various technical rescue dimensions and must complete mandatory annual refresher courses. Team members also pass down their expertise and provide additional training to their co-workers.