© 2016 City of Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue

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URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE

The Myrtle Beach Fire Department has been Selected as a Host Agency

by the State of South Carolina for the Establishment of a Team to

Coordinate, Develop, and Maintain Capablilities for

Locating and Extricating Victims Trapped in Collapsed Structures. 

This State Assest is known as

South Carolina Task Force 2

The SCTF-2 is one of Five FEMA Type 2 USAR Teams in South Carolina.  

All Personnel are Capable of Responding to any Emergency Situation including

High and Low Angle Rope Rescue, Structural Collapse, Trench Rescue,

Missing Persons, and Inclement Weather Response.

USAR Team Members are Required to Attend the Mandatory

80 Hour FEMA Structural Collapse Course at the South Carolina Fire Academy.

 

 Team Members are expected to Attend Monthly Training Drills and 

be Readily Available for Immediate Deployment.  

Deployment can Last from a Few Hours to as much as 10 days.

Team Members have been Deployed to Areas of Need Including

Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, and the South Carolina Floods of 2015