Rescue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rescue Team Manager

The Rescue Team Manager is responsible for managing and supervising the rescue function of the task force during incident operations. The Rescue Team Manager reports directly to the Task Force Leader.

The Rescue Team Manager is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing of the rescue component of the Task Force Action Plan.
  • Coordinating, managing, and supervising of all rescue activities.
  • Supervising the Rescue Squad Officers
  • Adhering to all safety procedures
  • Determining rescue organizational and logistical needs.
  • Receiving briefings and situation reports and ensuring that all rescue personnel are kept informed of mission objectives and status changes.
  • Providing situation updates and maintaining records and reports.
  • Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned during a mission.
  • Accountability, maintenance, and minor repairs for all issued equipment

Rescue Team Manager
Aaron Creager – aaroncreager@ocfa.org


Rescue Squad Officer

The Rescue Squad Officer is responsible for managing and supervising one or more of the rescue squads of the task force during incident operations. The Rescue Squad Officer reports directly to the Rescue Team Manager.

The Rescue Squad Officer is responsible for:

  • Directly supervising a squad of Rescue Specialists
  • Adhering to all safety procedures
  • Implementing the rescue component of the Task Force Action Plan
  • Coordinating and supervising all rescue squad activities at a specific rescue site.
  • Determining rescue organizational and logistics needs of the rescue squad or working site.
  • Providing situation reports and maintaining records and reports
  • Accountability, maintenance, and minor repairs for all issued equipment
  • Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned during a mission.
  • Evaluating and modifying rescue tactics and methods at the assigned work site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rescue Specialist

The Rescue Specialist is responsible for performing the rescue function of the task force incident operation. The Rescue Specialist reports directly to a Rescue Squad Officer.

The Rescue Specialist is responsible for:

  • Implementing technical skills and operating equipment necessary for completing the rescue portion of the action plan.
  • Performing rescue operations under the direct supervision of a Rescue Squad Officer and providing periodic progress reports as needed.
  • Applying appropriate US&R tactics and techniques such as rope rescue operations, confined space rescue, shoring and stabilization, breaching, trench rescue, heavy rigging, heavy lifting operations, victim packaging, and extrication
  • The safe and effective operation and routine field maintenance of rescue tools and equipment
  • Adhering to all safety procedures
  • Accountability, maintenance, and minor repairs for all issued equipment
  • Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned during a mission

Heavy Equipment & Rigging Specialist

The Heavy Equipment and Rigging Specialist is responsible for performing various assessments and construction-related liaison for the task force during incident operations. The Heavy Equipment and Rigging Specialist will report directly to the Rescue Team Manager.

The Heavy Equipment & Rigging Specialist is responsible for:

  • Assessing the need for and capabilities of various construction-related equipment to assist task force personnel in US&R activities.
  • Identifying various rigging techniques to assist in the rescue of victims or stabilization of collapsed buildings
  • Interacting with and coordinating efforts between the task force personnel and heavy equipment and crane operators.
  • Adhering to all safety procedures
  • Accountability, maintenance, and minor repairs for all issued equipment
  • Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned during a mission

Heavy Rigger
Wayne Chapman – waynechapman@ocfa.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CA Task Force 5

We hope that your visit to the CA TF-5 website is enjoyable and informative. You will find interesting information on the FEMA US&R Program, CA TF-5 specifics, and links to our Partner Agencies. If you are a CA TF-5 member, you will have access to information on valuable training opportunities and Task Force activities.

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