Technical Rescue Team (TRT)

The Lynchburg Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team (TRT) provides the citizens of Lynchburg with an innovative approach for mitigation of life safety situations involving technical rescue.

The TRT proudly provides emergency and non-emergency response to specialized rescue and industrial situations involving confined spaces, structural collapse, vehicle accidents with entrapment, high angle or below grade rescues, as well as swift water rescues.  Non-emergent responses include being placed on “stand-by” for industrial and municipal permit required confined space entries. Our mission is to deliver these specialized rescue services with a high standard of quality and professionalism.  All technical rescue training and responses are in addition to regular training as well as fire suppression and emergency medical services responses.
The technical rescue team operates a self-contained response unit from Station #1.  All personnel assigned to station #1 are members of the TRT.
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