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Technical Rescue Team
The Division 17 Technical Rescue Team is comprised of 25 members of Division Departments that volunteer their time to specialize in advanced level rescues. Members are required to obtain Technician level certification in Rope/Vertical, Confined Space, Trench and Structural Collapse types of rescue (over 500 hours/9 weeks of training for each member) along with Haz-Mat and Vehicle/Machinery Rescue.
Their main response area is Stephenson & JoDaviess Counties in IL and Green County in WI.
Hazardous Material Team
The Division 17 Hazardous Materials team is part of the MABAS/ITTF program that provides training and equipment to selected teams in the state. The team is made up of personnel from Freeport Fire Department.
The team has participated in area drills and State Haz-Mat Validation (2009).
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