The Buzz on Technical Rescue: Tactical Search Ops for USAR

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Bob Duemmel talks with Capt. Todd Fetters about the tactical search component of a Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team during disaster response. Fetters is a captain with the the City of Hemet, CA, Fire Department and the search team manager for the California USAR Task Force 6 (CA- TF6). 

Fetters provides insight to the various staffing positions that make up the "Search and Reconnaissance" team with a USAR Task Force. The two discuss the various specialized tools that are used, coupled with the training requirements needed to properly operate the specialized equipment.

Listen as the two rescue veterans share their outlook on future trends is tactical search operations and advice on how USAR teams can interface with other jurisdictions when deployed for an emergency.