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Reminder when the Emergency Operations Center is open the county is divided into 3 sections for ATR responses. Only members is the area where the call is dispatched, ATR1, ATR2 and ATR 30 should respond. Once a unit arrives and additional ATR members are needed we will ask for another page to be sent.

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Carroll County Advanced Technical Rescue (ATR) Team

The Advanced Technical Rescue Team was established in 1994.  The team is made up of Rescue Specialist from the 14 Fire Departments in Carroll County with a purpose of providing advanced technical rescue support to the Fire Departments of Carroll County as well as surrounding jurisdictions.  The ATR Team response to various calls for assistance to include:

  •  High Angle (Rope) Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Trench and Structural Collapse Rescue
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Overland Rescue and Search Operations
The team is managed by a "Core Group" of individuals who provide operational oversight, equipment maintenance, supply ordering and budget forecasting. Those core members include:
          ATR 1                     Craig Austin
          ATR 2                     Charlie Green

The team's apparatus (shown below) is housed at the Pleasant Valley Fire Department and consists of an equipment truck and a collapse trailer.

Perspective Applicants for the ATR Team must:

  • Be affiliated and in good standing with a Carroll County Fire Department(OFF PROBATION)
  • Have a minimum of Current EMR
  • Have Firefighter 1
  • Have Rescue Technician Revised certification or
  • Have Approval by your Fire Chief

Additional weight will be considered for those individuals who possess certifications in Confined Space Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Rope I-III or Rope Rescue, Trench Rescue or Structural Collapse Rescue

Team members must remain in good standing with their affiliated departments, complete annual medical physicals including fit and stress tests, and attend at least six team meetings in a twelve month period.

Members of the team meet (unless otherwise noted) on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Carroll County Emergency Services Training Center on Kate Wagner Road in Westminster. 


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