US&R Water Operations – US&R operations conducted in the water environment, includes searching disaster areas that have become flooded, conducting rescue operations in collapsed structures inundated by floods, tsunamis, dam failure, or other water-related disasters, accessing and rescuing persons and companion animals trapped by flood waters during disasters, and extracting System personnel and other responders who have become stranded or trapped by flood waters (i.e. conducting Rapid Intervention).
The US&R Boat Operator is responsible for performing the water rescue operations of the Task Force. The US&R Boat Operator reports directly to a Rescue Squad Officer.
The Water Rescue Specialist is responsible for performing water operations of the Task Force incident operation. The Water Rescue Specialist reports directly to a Rescue Squad Officer.