On Thursday July 27 the Brewster Fire Department conducted their monthly fire based training which focused on the review of the equipment, response capabilities, and incident operations of the Barnstable County Regional Technical Rescue and Dive Team. This highly trained and well equipped team is a regional asset that responds to a variety of technical rescue incidents across Cape Cod including water rescue and recovery, building collapse, trench rescue, high/low angle rope rescue, confined space rescue, and search for missing person events.
When the team is requested to respond to incidents it is critical that members of local fire departments are familiar with the operations and equipment of the team since they may be working in unison as a group to mitigate the incident at hand. During this training event Brewster firefighters were afforded the opportunity to review the team’s equipment, discuss response protocols with team members, and proactively identify what they may be tasked with during a technical rescue incident.
We would like to thank technical rescue team members; Brewster Captain Dan Kimball, Harwich firefighters Eric Elliot, Josh Ford, and Ryan Avery, and Harwich Fire Chief Clarke and Deputy Fire Chief LeBlanc for providing the staffing and expertise that assisted us in completing this training.