time, the need to expand the services offered was identified. Technical or Heavy Rescue was born in
1994. Confined Space rescue, Rope
rescue, Heavy Extrication, Trench (excavation) rescue and Structure
Collapse were all added as services.
The purchase of an E-One rescue truck, which has since been
rebuilt by American LaFrance, was made to accommodate these services.
Heavy Rescue 31 (HR-31) is very well equipped for all types of technical
rescue operations. In support of
HR-31 is Collapse Rescue Trailer 31 (CRT-31), which is a unit that
carries shoring and additional collapse rescue supplies and equipment. A re-designed and rebuilt beverage
delivery trailer has replaced a Wellscargo 28
foot trailer as our collapse unit.
This is the only unit of its kind in the southern Front Range