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Heavy Technical Rescue Task Force

Arroyo Rescue 2

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
  • HTR Training2Many 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.