Anaheim Fire Department's Urban Search and Rescue Team (US&R), our newest resource in Anaheim. US&R is the process of locating, extricating and providing initial medical treatment to victims trapped as a result of structural collapses and other natural or man-made catastrophes.
Because of the specialized training, (over 150 hours), the tools needed, skills learned, tactics used and techniques necessary to carry out this process, US&R is applicable to use in a wide range of day to day emergency incidents. This may include rescuing survivors of confined space, mass transportation, climbing, an industrial machinery accidents; as well as rescuing victims from floods, swift-water, high-rise fire incidents and cave- ins.
US&R is a "multi- hazard" discipline, and considered one of the most complex and difficult activities emergency responders may encounter.
Our dedicated US&R team is located at our Resort Station #3 at 1717 S. Clementine.