Specialty teams

Emergency Services has three specialty teams who have been deployed locally and provincially to assist those in need.

Technical Rescue Team (TRT)

This team offers specialty rescue services such as technical rope rescue, confined space rescue and urban search and rescue (USAR) including structural collapse and trench rescue.

TRT practicing on the side of the Community Centre, Sherwood Park

Water Rescue Team (WRT)

This team is trained to quickly and effectively respond to aquatic emergencies.

WRT training in the North Saskatchewan River

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team (UAV)

The UAV team has six pilots trained to fly one of two unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). The UAV is equipped with a heat-seeking camera that can assist with wildfires, large building fires and in rescue operations. 

Member of the UAV team getting ready to launch drone


Further information

Last updated: Thursday, November 22, 2018
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