USAR Task Forces
North Carolina Urban Search and Rescue Teams.

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  • NC USAR Task Force 1

    Swain County Emergency Management
    Macon County
    Graham County
    Cherokee County
    Clay County
    Haywood County
    Jackson County
    Transylvania County

    Type IV Team

  • NC USAR Task Force 10

    Greenville Fire Rescue

    Type II Team

  • NC USAR Task Force 11

    New Hanover County Emergency Management
    230 Government Center D
    Wilmington, NC

    Wilmington Fire Department
    New Hanover County Fire Rescue

    Type III Team

  • NC USAR Task Force 2

    Buncombe County Emergency Management
    35 Woodfin St
    Asheville, NC

    Type IV Team

  • NC USAR Task Force 3

    Charlotte Fire Department
    Fire Station 11

    Type I Team

  • NC USAR Task Force 4

    Troutman Fire Department
    Apex Fire Department
    Morrisville Fire Department

    Type III Team

  • NC USAR Task Force 5

    Thomasville Rescue Squad
    212 Pine Street
    Thomasville, NC

    Type III Team

  • NC USAR Task Force 6

    Greensboro Fire Department
    Fire Station 5

    Type II Team

  • NC USAR Task Force 7

    Ash-Rand Rescue Squad and EMS

    805 South Cox Street
    Asheboro, NC

    Type IV Team

  • NC USAR Task Force 8

    Raleigh Fire Department
    Cary Fire Department
    Chapel Hill Fire Department
    Durham Fire Department
    Wake County EMS

    Primary assets at Keeter Training Center

    Type I Team

  • NC USAR Task Force 9

    Lumberton Rescue Squad
    Robeson County Sta 13
    2391 Roberts Avenue
    Lumberton, NC 28358

    Fayetteville Fire Department
    Cumberland County EMS
    Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office

    Type III Team

    Lumberton Rescue and EMS:
    (1) Heavy Rescue Truck
    (1) Medium Rescue Truck
    (3) Ambulances
    (1) Quick Response Vehicle
    (1) Support Vehicle
    (1) Command vehicle
    (3) Boats
    (3) Enclosed trailers (USAR, Water rescue and Firefighter Rehab)

Comments

  1. David Miller says:

    What is the diffrence between a type I type II type III and type IV team?

    • Type I Teams
      These teams are equivalent to a FEMA Type I USAR Task Force. NC USAR Type I teams teams have technical search and rescue capability for any type of structure, from light to heavy, as well as swiftwater rescue and land search capability and are fully self-supporting for a minimum of 3 days. A Type I Team is capable of 24 hour operations and will respond with 70 personnel.

      Type II Teams
      NC USAR Type II teams teams have technical search and rescue capability for any type of structure, from light to heavy, as well as swiftwater rescue and land search capability and are fully self-supporting for a minimum of 3 days. A Type II Team is capable of 12 hour operations and will respond with 35 personnel. Two Type II teams can be combined for a Type I response.

      Note: TF-10 has 1 canine with handler that is structural collapse certified.

      Type III Teams
      NC USAR Type III teams teams have technical search and rescue capability for any type of structure, from light to heavy, as well as swiftwater rescue and land search capability and are fully self-supporting for a minimum of 3 days. A Type III Team is capable of 24 hour operations and will respond with 32 persons.

      Type IV Teams
      NC USAR Type IV teams teams have technical search and rescue capability for light to medium structures, as well as swiftwater rescue and land search capability and are fully self-supporting for a minimum of 3 days. A Type IV Team is capable of 12 hour operations and will respond with 16 persons. Two Type IV teams can be combined for a Type III response.

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