Special Operations

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North Port has a Technical Rescue Team (TRT) which functions as a Type II Light Technical Rescue Team (FL-TRT645) under the State of Florida's Urban Search And Rescue program.

Team members have specialized training five technical rescue disciplines. Those disciplines include: Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Structural Collapse Rescue, Trench Rescue, and Vehicle and Machinery Rescue. In the near future, this will also include Urban Flood Water Rescue, and Wilderness Search and Rescue.

Each of North Port Fire Rescue's three shifts has one Rescue Squad Leader assigned to it. When the team deploys, it responds with 6 team members with Truck 84 (or reserve pumper) and the team's utility truck and equipment trailer which carries the State-issued rescue equipment cache. 

Technical Rescue Trailer Equipment Cache
Utility Terrain Vehicle
Inflatable Boat
Mass Casualty Trailer Equipment Cache
Brush Trucks
Mobile Command Unit


Technical Rescue Trailer Equipment Cache and Power UnitTRT646 and Prime Mover

  • Make:
  • Model: 8 X 24 enclosed, 10,000 GVWR
  • CMC USAR Light Level Package (Includes Stokes Basket and basic rope rescue equipment and rigging hardware)
  • CMC Pro Tech Class III Fire-Rescue Harnesses
  • Numerous Life Safety Lines
  • Search Cam
  • IST AIM 6000 4 Gas Monitor
  • UniHoist System with winch and fall arrest
  • Tripod
  • Paratech Pneumatic Lift Bag Kit
  • Generator
  • Chain Saw
  • Circular Saw
  • Chop Saw w/ cutting station
  • 24V Cordless Reciprocating Saw
  • Air Chisel
  • Shovels
  • Pry Bars
  • Bolt Cutters
  • Hammers
  • Assortment of Nails
  • Assortment of Saw Blades
  • Electrical Detection Device (HOT STICK)
  • Lock-Out / Tag-Out Kit
  • Triage Equipment
  • Lumber Cache (Cribbing and shoring material for structural and trench collapses

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: F-350, 4x4

*All of the above is carried in addition to the Advanced Life Support medical equipment and extensive extrication equipment carried on Truck 84.

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Utility Terrain Vehicle

  • Make: Polaris
  • Model: Ranger 4 x 4
  • Year: 2005
  • Medical Evacuation Capability: Weblite Stretcher Slid

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Inflatable Boat


Inflatable Boat

  • Make: Avon
  • Model: R 3.41 RIB
  • Year: 1996
  • Engine: Yamaha, 25Hp outboard

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Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Trailer

MCI Trailer

  • Make: Continental Cargo
  • Model: 3,000 GVWR
  • Year: 2007
  • 30-Patient MCI capacity
  • Long spine board
  • Cervical immobilization device supplies
  • Basic Life Support capable
  • START Triage equipped
  • Basic decontamination supplies
  • All disposable items
  • Infection control resources

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Brush Trucks 81/82/83/84/85

Brush Truck

  • Make:Varies
  • Pump: 10 hp
  • Tank: 500-550 gal
  • Hose: 150ft 1¾", with 200ft 1½" booster line mounted on a reel
  • Equipment: Shovel, flapper, water cooler

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Mobile Command Unit (Shared with North Port Police Department)Mobile Command Unit

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: C5500 Chassis, Customized by Born Free Motorcoach
  • Year: 2008
  • Equipment:

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