Technical rescue is a term that describes special rescue scenarios. The Bradley Fire Department works with the Kankakee Valley Technical Rescue Team (KVTRT). The team responds to all “special rescue” situations and is made up of members from area fire departments.
These members volunteer their time for training and when on calls. Some of the special rescue situations include vertical rescue, trench collapse, confined space, and structural collapse rescues. All of these special situations require the KVTRT team members to train extensively.
Each member of the team is required to take classes in order to be a certified rescuer. Currently there are seven firefighters on Bradley Fire Department that are members of the KVTRT. With a recent FEMA grant, the Bradley Fire Department is now forming its own technical rescue team to improve response times in the village.