Fresno Fire Department
Urban Search and Rescue Team
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Kerri L. Donis
Fire Chief
911 H Street
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 621-4199
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The Fresno Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team provides special rescue operations for the City of Fresno and in Region 5 of the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA). The USAR team is a certified Type-1 Heavy Rescue and Type-1 Water/Flood rescue resource. On duty staffing consists of personnel from fire stations 13 and 4. Qualified USAR members hold the following certifications.




Rescue Systems 1
Rescue Systems 2
Low Angle Rescue
Confined Space Operations
Trench Rescue
Swiftwater Rescue Unit-1
Swiftwater Rescue Advanced
Swiftwater Rescue Boat Operator
Basic SCUBA
Public Safety SCUBA
Supplied Air Diving Operations

In order to keep current on best practices several members of the USAR team hold instructor certifications in all of the required disciplines
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