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TECHNICAL RESCUE OPERATIONS

CVFD is looking for dedicated individuals to become part of our Technical Rescue Team! We are accepting applications for both paid and volunteer positions. All new TRT members must go through our Technical Rescue Operations Course (TRO). This course is provided by CVFD to all new TRT members prior to assignment on the rescue truck. 

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The Special Operations Division provides specialized skills to handle specific types of incidents including vehicle extrication, hazardous materials response, confined space rescue, high angle rescue, trench rescue, collapse rescue, swift and high water rescue, and other complex incidents. Additionally, our Spec Ops members maintain and operate our Class B Foam Pumper and Mobile Command Vehicle. 

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SPECIAL OPS APPARATUS

HEAVY RESCUE TRUCK

CLASS B FOAM PUMPER

MOBILE COMMAND VEHICLE

HIGH WATER UTILITY VEHICLE

RESCUE AND EVAC BOATS

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TRT REQUIREMENTS

For more information, please email recruiting.specops@communityvfd.com

INITIAL TRAINING

Pass an initial PAT test and annual PAT test

Complete CVFD's TRO Course prior to assignment

Paid members must hold a minimum of TDSHS EMT-Basic

Volunteer members but obtain TDSHS EMR within 1 year

HIRING REQUIREMENTS

Must meet CVFD's paid or volunteer hiring requirements which can be found here. No rescue experience is required. Additional requirements are listed below. 

All rescue related training will be provided by CVFD at no cost to the member. TRO class will allow the member to be trained to the Operations level. The following will bring the member to a Technician level. 

WITHIN 6 MONTHS

Pass CVFD's Engineer Qualification

Trained and Cleared on All Spec Ops Apparatus

Swiftwater Technician Course (24 hr course)

Ropes 1&2 or Confined Space 1&2 (40 hr course)

Forklift Operator (4 hr course)

WITHIN 1 YEAR

Structural Collapse 2 (80 hr course at TEEX)

Hazmat Tech (40 or 80 hr course)

Trench Collapse 1&2 (40 hr course)

Swiftwater Boat Operator (16 hr course)

WITHIN 18 MONTHS

Drone Pilot