SCZ SAR Maintains Technical Team that is divided into several levels of competency, based on training and expertise; including Awarness level, Level I Technical Rescue Technician, & Level II Technical Rescue Technician. All team members shall meet the basic SCSO criteria as a field ready team member prior to being certified as a Technical Rescue Technician. Such criteria may include age requirements, medical requirements, minimum physical fitness requirements, emergency medical training or other educational requirements, and hazardous material training.
SCZ SAR Technical Team standards are compliant with NFPA 1006, rev 2021.
Technical Team members should expect to budget to outfit themselves with appropriate personal equipment to successfully function in the high-angle environment, including:
PPE: Helmet, eye protection/goggles, leather/rappelling gloves, rescue harness;
Hardware: 4-8 aluminum locking carabiners, 1 descending device compatible with 12mm rope (scarab), 2 ascending devices/5mm prusik loops;
Software: 20’ 1” tubular webbing, 15’ 1” tubular webbing, 80’ 8mm static rescue rope;