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Clark County Fire Department bringing rescue squad

Posted at 3:49 AM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 11:19:13-04

The Clark County Fire Department is bringing back its Technical Rescue Squad in June.  

Type of calls that the specialized unit will respond to include swift-water rescues. These happen often during the annual monsoons in the Las Vegas desert.

Another type of call would be a high-angle rescue. For example, a window washer who becomes stuck several hundred feet in the air. Or, a construction worker who may be stuck on a piece of equipment.

In fact, one of the major reasons for the return of the unit is because of all the new construction in the Las Vegas valley.