ERT SAR UK   |   RESCUE


PHOTO: Members of ERT SAR in Dubai at the UN  INSARAG Team Leaders conference

MEDICAL AID | HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE | SEARCH | TECHNICAL RESCUE | MANAGEMENT | LOGISTICS | EDUCATION

The "Rescue Section" is mostly the domain of the C SQUAD (Specialist Rescuers and Medics.)

For our international standards we follow the United Nations INSARAG (International Search and Rescue Advisory Group) list of guiding principles and humanitarian global rescue disciplines and subjects. Nationally, we tend to align with the Fire and Rescue Standards.  

As specialist rescuers, ERT SAR train in several disciplines and are compliant to many national and international standards.  Although not always the case, most of the professional rescue standards we perform to are most closely aligned to the Fire Service. 

We practise responding to hazardous and challenging environments using specialist skills and equipment to resolve complex emergencies in a "Technical Rescue" response.

These most commonly would be

Common Standards are the UK Fire Rescue Service, DEFRA ConOps (Floods) as well as the United Nations INSARAG and the NFPA 1006 Technical Rescue Disciplines.


PICTURED: ERTSAR Wildland Firefighters

SPECIALIST AREAS

URBAN SEARCH & RESCUE

Our Rescuers during a week of training on responding to collapsed structure rescues and using timber / wood Paratech shoring.

ROPE RESCUE SKILLS

We include the foundations of rope or line rescue in all our member training. This was the first rope of us picture taken in 2002.  

FIRE RESCUE

Our Specialist Fire Rescue team members come from all capacities within Fire Rescue. This was our first Fire Vehicle Rescue 71!

WILDLAND FIRE

Wildland Fire is a different discipline than structure fire fighting. Our members deploy all around the world to wildland & bush fires.

FLOOD RESCUE

Our Swiftwater Rescue Teams (in July 2007 in Oxfordshire)  pre-dating the Pitt Review & the DEFRA ConOps. [YouTube Link]

TECH RESCUE SKILLS

Our Rescuers using ropes, breaching tools and equipment and confined space rescue techniques to access trapped victims.