Technical Rescue Services

The Elizabethtown Fire Department maintains what is referred to as Medium Technical Rescue provider certification from the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services. The Elizabethtown Fire Department was the first fire department in Bladen County to achieve this level of rescue certification and has the capability to perform rescues of victims from what are considered difficult or “technical” situations. As an example, citizens who become trapped after a vehicle crash or at heights above the ground requiring the use of ropes and ladders to bring them to the ground. A technical rescue could also include the removal of a victim in a construction or building collapse.