Heavy Technical Rescue Task Force
The Heavy Technical Rescue (HTR) Team is one of the busiest teams in Special Operations, responding to over 1100 incidents a year requiring their special skills.
In addition to being certified Basic Structural Firefighters and licensed Emergency Medical Technicians, team members are also trained and certified in:
- Swift/High Water Rescue
- Confined Space Rescue
- Trench/Excavation Rescue
- Advanced Vehicle Extrication
- Structural Collapse Rescue
- Elevator Rescue
- High Angle Rescue
- Industrial Accidents
- Many members of the HTR Team are also members of the New Mexico Task Force One, an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team. NM Task Force One is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) USAR Team that can be deployed nationwide to any disaster situation.