High Angle Rescue
Living in Kelowna, or anywhere in the Okanagan for that matter, has incredible opportunities for outdoor adventure. With these opportunities comes a need to have specialized training in the case of an accident. The Kelowna Fire Department has four TRT’s (Technical Rescue Teams) made up of 6 members each. These members constantly train in and around Kelowna at the most difficult access area’s as well as the most frequented by the public.
You may see one of our TRT’s performing extraction techniques on either on the Trestles, Crags, high rise buildings, tower cranes, low embankments, or any other elevated area of risk where there is a need for ascending or descending with ropes. If you happen to see our members training off the side of a cliff, or any dangerous area for that matter, please give them the respect and stand clear as there is a lot more going on than one might realize.