Rapid Extraction Modules (REM's) are small teams (3-6 people) of local firefighteres from urban areas trained in Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and strategically deployed in Class 1 wildland fires. Developed in the Klamath/Trinity Alps region, where 37 firefighters lost their life over a number of years, REM's are used as a last ditch effort to rescue injured firefighters in difficult terrain, where no other method of extraction is possible. The program, just three years old, is expanding as municipalities around California start their own REM teams for deployment to fires throughout the State.
Members of REM1 wait with the 'victim' during a demonstration of a low angle rescue using a stokes basket. They are currently deployed on the Rough Fire near Squaw Valley, CA.
- 20150829 206.jpg
- COPYRIGHT 2015 NATHAN WEYLAND // DO NOT REPRODUCE WITHOUT PERMISSION OF PHOTOGRAPHER
- Image Size
- 3840x5760 / 13.8MB
- Contained in galleries