CanTF2 Rescue Specialists are trained in structural collapse rescue and are available for response to collapsed or failing structures.  On scene, these members perform the following:

  • recon of affected areas
  • hasty search methods to determine where victims may be
  • shoring areas of collapse to ensure safety of patients and rescuers
  • breaching and breaking to gain access to trapped patients
  • medical treatment and safe removal of all patients from collapsed structures

Rescue Specialist are trained and have advanced equipment to deal with trapped patients in all building types, including: 

  • heavy timber or wood frame construction
  • concrete and masonry construction
  • steel frame construction
  • reinforced concrete and steel