Several Wilmette Fire Department members have received advanced rescue training to respond to emergencies involving above ground (high-rise, water tank), below ground (trench, tunnel), confined space (vaults, storage tanks) and structural collapse rescues. The team members are highly trained and equipped to respond to such emergencies.
These personnel are also members of the MABAS Division 3 Technical Rescue Team, which is one of only a few state-recognized response teams that can be deployed both within the North Shore or anywhere throughout the State of Illinois. The MABAS 3 TRT team’s equipment inventory ranges from high tech rappelling gear to hydraulic and air shoring systems which are deployed within the team’s rescue squad (Rescue 3) and support vehicles. Rescue 3 rotates on a monthly basis throughout MABAS Division 3 fire departments and can be deployed rapidly whenever such need exists.