ABOUT THE TEAM

 

The Regional US&R Task Force is comprised of 30 people specially trained and equipped for large or complex US&R operations. The multi-disciplinary organization provides five functional elements that include Supervision, Search, Rescue, Medical,

and Tool/Equipment Support. The Regional US&R Task Force is totally self-sufficient for the first 24 hours and organized for 12 hour operational periods. RTF-4 is to be requested through the standard California Master Mutual Aid System.

RTF-4 is supervised by a Task Force Leader. An Assistant Safety Officer is attached to the Task Force and will work directly with the Task Force Leader.

The US&R Task Force Search element includes Canine and Technical Search capabilities. The Task Force Rescue element includes Three Type 1 US&R Companies, 1 Type 1 Fire Engine, 5 4x4 UTV's, Multiple Technical Search Specialists and a Heavy Equipment and Rigging Specialist. A Hazardous Materials specialist and Structural Specialist  are included on the team as well. This element can conduct rescue operations in all types of structures and terrains. The Task Force Medical element is responsible for the care and treatment of injured task force members or victims if such care must occur in the hazard area.

UPCOMING EVENTS
2020
 
QUARTERLY TRAINING:
  
JANUARY 27, 29, 31
ARCADIA /MONROVIA FD TO HOST
 
APRIL 27, 28, 30
GLENDALE FD TO HOST
 
JULY 20, 21, 23
PASADENA FD TO HOST
OCTOBER 19, 21, 23 
MONTEREY PARK FD TO HOST
MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS:
 
PASADENA FD STATION 32
0900 HRS
FEBRUARY  14, 2020
 
MAY 14, 2020
AUGUST 13, 2020
 
NOVEMBER 16, 2020
 
STATEWIDE RTF MEETING
 
APRIL (TBD)    FRESNO
JULY (TBD) SAN BERNARDINO
OCTOBER (TBD) LOS ANGELES
LAST MOBEX
NOVEMBER 20, 2019
VENTURA, CA
SPECIALTIES


TECHNICAL ROPE RESCUE

CONFINED SPACE RESCUE

TRENCH RESCUE

TECHNICAL SEARCH

HAZ-MAT

EMERGENCY BUILDING SHORING

DRONE AND WIDE AREA SEARCH CAPABILITY

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CA-RTF-4 RESPONSE MATRIX

 

USAR 32

USAR 106

USAR 21

USAR TRAILER 63, BASE of OPERATIONS

UTILITY 63 - UTV 1 & 2

ENGINE 701

USAR TRAILER 71- UTV 71

UTILITY 21 - UTV 21

UTILITY 32 - UTV 32

UTILITY 61

BATTALION 3

 

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