Minnesota Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) is made up of Task Force 1 and Task Force 2, located in the metro and northern parts of the state.
The Task Forces are equipped to handle:
All members of the task forces are trained to and can function at the structural collapse technician level. The training prepares the rescuers to execute:
In addition, members of the task forces have been trained as structural collapse/crush injury medics. We have extended the training to include several physicians who are the task force medical doctors and provide medical direction for the task force medics.