Michigan region 2 urban search and rescue

CLICK ON A HEADING BELOW TO LEARN MORE

MICHIGAN REGION 2 USAR RESPONSE SYSTEM

The region 2 Urban Search And Rescue (USAR) response system is designed to provide supervision and control of essential functions at incidents where technical rescue expertise and equipment are required for safe and effective rescue operations. USAR incidents can be caused by a variety of events such as a tornado or terrorist incident that cause widespread damage to a variety of structures and entrap hundreds of people. Other examples of USAR events can range from mass transportation accidents with multiple victims to single site events such as a trench cave-in or confined space rescue involving only one or two victims. USAR operations are unique in that specialized training and equipment are required to mitigate the incident in the safest and most efficient manner possible. 


The Region 2 USAR System is based on a modular component concept and consists of the following: 

  • 1 USAR Task Force
  • 3 USAR Strike Teams
  • 2 Search Teams
  • 1 Incident Support / Advance Team 

USAR TASK FORCE
USAR STRIKE TEAM
SEARCH TEAM
INCIDENT SUPPORT / ADVANCE TEAM