Technical Rescue

The Alameda Fire Department Technical Rescue Program provides land based search and rescue for life and property that employs the use of tools and skills exceeding those normally provided by fire fighters.  Alameda Fire specializes in rescue techniques and equipment for building collapse, ship board rescue, underground vaults and tunnels, auto extrication, and fire fighter survival.  Most all equipment and vehicles in the Technical Rescue Program have been provided by FEMA Grants. Those grants were awarded based on the unique hazards Alameda city has by being an island and the earthquake potential here and in the surrounding areas.


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