Special Operations

Mooresville Fire-Rescue Specialized Response Teams include Technical Rescue, HazMat, Water Rescue, Wilderness Land Search and Rescue, UAV/Drone Program, and Bike Medic Team.

Technical Rescue employs knowledge, proficiency, and equipment that exceeds what is normally reserved for firefighting. Technical Rescue incidents involve a high degree of risk because of their infrequency, yet still require skills that are practiced frequently. Technical Rescue includes Confined Space, Trench Rescue, Extrication, High Angle, and Structural Collapse/USAR Operations. 

Mooresville Fire-Rescue’s Hazardous Materials Response Team consists of firefighters who have specialized training in the prevention and mitigation of incidents involving hazardous materials. 

Swift Water and Surface Water comprise MFR’s Water Rescue program. The Swift Water Rescue Team members are certified SRT Basic or SRT Advanced. Team members attend training on the Nantahala River and the Bridgewater Training Site in Morganton. Surface Water Rescue Team skills include search techniques, patient care, and dive recovery.

Mooresville Fire-Rescue is credentialed by North Carolina Emergency Management in Wilderness Land Search and Rescue. MFR utilizes unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) on all Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) deployments, as well as non-emergency assignments.