Technical Rescue Team (TRT)

The Iona-McGregor Fire District’s Technical Rescue Team is made up of 24 members. Nine of these personnel are also members of the Southwest Florida Urban Search and Rescue Team, also known as Florida Task Force 6, a state resource. The remainder of Iona’s Technical Rescue Team was trained through a State of Florida grant that earned them the designation of “Light” Technical Rescue Certified. All Task Force 6 members have been trained to the Technician level in the following seven disciplines: high angle (rope), confined space, trench, vehicle extrication, building collapse/ shoring, swift water/ flood, and large animal rescue. The remainder of the team has been trained to the Operations level in all of the above disciplines except flood/swift water and large animal rescue. All personnel on the team train together on a regular basis to provide the District with a highly motivated, competent Technical Rescue Team.