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The Office of the Fire Commissioner is well equipped to support a variety of emergency response situations including supporting Ground Search and Rescue Efforts. Much of the equipment is multipurpose, and is often used to support a variety of emergency response activities including Urban and Ground Search and Rescue. Equipment available to support a Ground Search and Rescue effort through the Office of the Fire Commissioner include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Self sustaining mobile camp, capable of supporting up to 60 persons
  • Mobile kitchen
  • Mobile Command Post
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) transmitters and receivers
  • Incident Management Software and computers
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) software
  • Communications equipment – VHF and Fleetnet
  • All Terrain Vehicles ( ATV)
  • Tracked vehicles (bombardier)
  • Thermal Imaging cameras
  • Water rescue boats and equipment
  • Technical rope rescue equipment
  • Emergency Medical Equipment
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Our equipment is maintained at an operational level at all times and is stored and transported in a variety of trailers and response vehicles ranging in size from 53’ semi tractors to half ton trucks.

As technology advances, and new equipment becomes available the OFC will continue to test and evaluate for SAR operations in Manitoba.

The photo gallery provides an inside look at the equipment available through the OFC to support emergency operations in Manitoba.