Technical Rescue

Types of Incidents
The DeKalb Fire Department has a team of firefighters that are specially trained to respond to rescue incidents that require a high level of skill and special equipment. These incidents include the rescue of victims trapped in high places, trenches, confined spaces, or collapsed buildings.

All members of the DeKalb Fire Department are trained to handle rescues involving vehicles and machinery, and have the training to support the Technical Rescue team at more complex incidents.

Special rescue equipment and tools are stored in a semi-trailer that responds with the team when needed. Through participation in the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS), this team is available to respond to rescue incidents in DeKalb County, and may be deployed statewide following a disaster declaration. 
Firefighter helping individual in overturned vehicle

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    Mike Thomas

    Fire Chief

    DeKalb Fire Department

    700 Pine Street
    DeKalb, IL 60115