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Manitoba Urban Search and Rescue

Manitoba Task Force 4

Manitoba Urban Search and Rescue Team CAN TF-4 is comprised of over 150 members. A typical response would include 50 - 60 personel working under the following six major functional components:

  • Search
  • Rescue
  • Incident Command
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Planning & Technical Information
  • Logistics

By design, there are two (ideally three) personnel assigned to each position, to accommodate sickness, holidays, and for the rotation and relief of personnel to allow for around the clock operations. A comprehensive equipment cache supports the Team.

Team members include structural engineers, hazardous material specialists, heavy rigging specialists, search specialists (including highly trained search dogs), communication specialists, logistics specialists, medical specialists (paramedics) and two physicians.

usar 2017 team

Members of Manitoba USAR represents the following agencies:

  • Office of the Fire Commissioner
  • Manitoba Fire Services
  • Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization
  • Manitoba Emergency Medical Services
  • Regional Health Authority
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Urban Municipal Police Services
  • Manitoba Hydro
  • Provincial Government i.e. Conservation, Health, Corrections
  • Government and NGO’s with engineers, structural specialists
  • Municipal public works
  • Private heavy equipment contractors

The Province of Manitoba USAR team has joined four other cities;

Others including the Salvation Army, Canadian Red Cross, and Amateur Radio Emergency Services